Skip to comments.Cheney: Idea Of Female President Not So Abstract As 2008 Nears
Posted on 08/17/2006 8:30:54 PM PDT by Solitar
ASPEN, Colo. -- The idea of a woman president is not so abstract now that the 2008 election nears, Lynne Cheney, wife of vice president Dick Cheney said Wednesday. "If you're thinking of Condi Rice, I think she has good credentials," Cheney said. During an appearance sponsored by the Aspen Institute, Cheney talked mostly about education and history but did venture into current politics, including the possibility of women running for president. She did not mention New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, widely thought to be considering a presidential run in 2008. "(National security) is the driving issue," Cheney said. "The stereotype exists that women are softer. Maybe it's not true. I don't think it's true. But it's a little bit of a challenge to overcome for a woman president."
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Condi has not shown any interest in running. To win, she'd have to really want the presidency.
Condi does not have enough balls to stand firmly against the terrorists, ...oh..wait a minute..well, you know what I mean.
as long as she has the right position on social issues, fine. If not, no thanks.
If Condi is not aggressively and emphatically pro-life, forget it. I do not know her stance, and she does not have to take one, unless she is running.
Condi is softening in her denials. Unlike in past years, lately she has been avoiding saying outright no (or so that has been posted elsewhere here). She is quite busy this year with Secretary of State duties. Next year may be a new ball game.
I've never been entirely comfortable with people saying it's time for this or that, when it comes to women in public office. When a woman who is qualified wants to run, she'll run on her record just like any man would. If she's the best candidate, she'll likely win.
Golda Miehr (sp?), Margaret Thatcher, Indura (sp?) Ghandi were each voted in by the majority of their electorate. Had a qualified woman come along sooner, I'll bet they would have won sooner.
Frankly, the last thing I'm going to think about is sex, if the opposing candidate hawks policies like the dems will this year. If a female candidate has a good grasp of the issues and make the right assurances, they'll get my vote. I'd wager that's the way it's been a lot longer than most people think it has.
I think Condi would make an excellent Commander in Chief. National Security is my #1 issue in '08.
Well, now that the NFL Commissioners job has been filled, Condi's free to become POTUS.
Diplomacy includes being able to want things but not show it until the right time.
Kinda' like chess and poker.
Why become a major target for liberals/MSM any sooner than necessary?
President Gore wanted it more than candidate Bush. :)
I still think Cheney may choose not to continue as VP in 2007 and the logical choice to replace him is .......
I would vote for Condi over any democrat. I am not saying she is the best candidate, I am saying she would get my vote, I would never vote for a dem.
Then based on what I have heard, you are likely to have to forget it. I don't think she is.
I want her to run.
Timing is everything. You're right about that.
LOL. I am glad we can laugh about it.
The question has never been about a woman as President.
The question is about a qualified woman to run as President.
I'm a fan of the President Rice idea.
This is the most serious mention of it I've seen.
Condi, of course, to replace Cheney as VP in 2007. Then she would be free to campaign for President. Condi could tear holes in the Democrat party by taking away major portions of the female and black vote.
Besides, she knows more about foreign policy than any of the governors or senators who may run for President. THAT is the major qualification, in my opinion, for a President.
Domestic stuff should be left to the States. I believe that Condi's position on abortion is just that -- leave such decisions to the States rather than the Federal Government. She is personally against abortion except in the most extreme cases.
I used to think that too but recently she is going the way of the "politician". That is, peace at any cost, kissing the UN's ass etc. etc. She lost me as a voter unless she is the only thing the Repubs put up. I would vote for her over a Dem but that is all. Not even V.P. after this last several months. Just another of the same old , same old. (politician)
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