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Will U.S. voters elect a woman as president?
Seattle Times ^ | August 21, 2007 | Matt Stearns

Posted on 08/21/2007 3:28:39 AM PDT by NCDragon

DES MOINES, Iowa — A pair of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's worst nightmares trudged past a giant blue "Hillary for President" sign outside the Iowa State Fair with palpable disgust.

"Hillary can go to hell," said Alice Aszman, 66, a Democrat from Ottumwa. "I'll never vote for her. I don't think a woman should be president. I think a man should. They've got more authority."

Her husband, Daniel, 50, also a Democrat, agreed: "I think women should stay home instead of being boss."

That's not what Clinton wants to hear from voters like the Aszmans, who described themselves as "working class." But there's also no question that, even as Clinton, the New York Democrat, widens her lead in national polls of Democratic voters, becoming the first woman president won't be easy.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hillary; womanpresident

1 posted on 08/21/2007 3:28:43 AM PDT by NCDragon
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To: NCDragon
Hillary Rodham Queeg
2 posted on 08/21/2007 3:32:42 AM PDT by Carolinamom (Every day is a gift; be thankful.)
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To: NCDragon

I hope not!


3 posted on 08/21/2007 3:36:20 AM PDT by blueyon (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: NCDragon

Sure U.S. voters can elect a woman president, just not Hillary.


4 posted on 08/21/2007 3:36:37 AM PDT by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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To: NCDragon
A pair of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's worst nightmares straw men trudged past a giant blue "Hillary for President" sign outside the Iowa State Fair with palpable disgust.

There... fixed it!

I have no problem with a woman as President. I have a tremendous problem with THAT woman as President.

5 posted on 08/21/2007 3:38:48 AM PDT by gridlock (Getting drunk can make you only so stupid without being pretty stupid to start with.)
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To: NCDragon

Is there a woman running?


6 posted on 08/21/2007 3:38:56 AM PDT by Fresh Wind
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To: Carolinamom

I’d vote for Ann Coulter.


7 posted on 08/21/2007 3:41:09 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government, Benito Guilinni a short man in search of a balcony)
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To: NCDragon
"Hillary can go to hell," said Alice Aszman, 66, a Democrat from Ottumwa. "I'll never vote for her. I don't think a woman should be president. I think a man should. They've got more authority." ... Her husband, Daniel, 50, also a Democrat, agreed: "I think women should stay home instead of being boss."

How much you wanna bet that Alice and Daniel Aszman (aged 66 and 50, respectively) are Democrat operatives and Hillary! loyalists.

8 posted on 08/21/2007 3:41:27 AM PDT by gridlock (Getting drunk can make you only so stupid without being pretty stupid to start with.)
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To: blueyon

Correction....I hope not HER


9 posted on 08/21/2007 3:42:14 AM PDT by blueyon (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: NCDragon

I have no problem whatsoever with a woman as president. I have an extreme problem, however, with a carpetbagging crook rapist enabler as president.


10 posted on 08/21/2007 3:43:10 AM PDT by CaliGirlGodHelpMe
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To: NCDragon

Yes.

But, please God! not that one.


11 posted on 08/21/2007 3:43:28 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent. ALWAYS.)
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To: NCDragon

IMO, her being a woman has very little to do with it. Although gender is important and not to be discounted. Many cultures including our own view men as the leaders. The Presidency is not the place to experiment or make a statement.

We need the best person for this position. Is Hillary the best we have? I sincerely hope we have better.

Hillary is a socialist and all of her policies reflect that base. She’s accomplished very little as a Senator with most of her focus being on building the campaign.

And then there is the fact have had two families in this office for the last 20 years (counting GW’s full term). I think its time for some fresh blood. Either that or we need to push an amendment changing us into an oligarchy.


12 posted on 08/21/2007 3:51:03 AM PDT by driftdiver
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To: NCDragon
This whole “vote for a woman for president” thing is just a gimmick by the Hillary people to make people vote for her rather than be considered un-liberal or intolerant. There are voters out there who might not like here, but will be tricked into voting for her because they can’t tell the difference between voting for a woman and voting for her!
13 posted on 08/21/2007 3:52:16 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (Sigh . . .)
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To: NCDragon

Alice Aszman, 66, a Democrat from Ottumwa. - Presumably a Democrat operative

Her husband, Daniel, 50, also a Democrat - Presumably a Democrat operative

Roger Davids of Council Bluffs - Union hack

Sheryl McConkey, 53, an inventory manager from Council Bluffs - Union hack

David Redlawsk, a political scientist at the University of Iowa - Academic

Charles McConkey, 52, of Council Bluffs, is a maintenance mechanic at a pipe foundry - Union hack. Presumably the spouse of the Sheryl McConkey - union hack

Dick Applegate, 63, a retired steelworker from Waukee - Union hack

Arthur Henderson, 70, of Council Bluffs, a retired car-maintenance man for the Union Pacific Railroad - Union hack

Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack - a Clinton supporter


14 posted on 08/21/2007 3:55:36 AM PDT by gridlock (Getting drunk can make you only so stupid without being pretty stupid to start with.)
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To: NCDragon

Not this time.

LLS


15 posted on 08/21/2007 4:09:04 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: NCDragon

Bring me Condolezza Rice as a candidate, and I will vote for a women in a heartbeat. Just not one of those touchy-feely “for the CHILDREN” simpering morons, or a power crazed former-first-lady pschyo-b!+ch.


16 posted on 08/21/2007 4:16:59 AM PDT by 50sDad (Angels on asteroids are abducting crop circles!)
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To: NCDragon

I would have no problem voting a woman as our next President.... just not THIS particular woman.


17 posted on 08/21/2007 4:22:12 AM PDT by sweet_diane ("I still come down to talk to me, when the coast is clear.")
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To: NCDragon

Real men don’t vote democrat to begin with.


18 posted on 08/21/2007 4:35:28 AM PDT by mimaw
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To: NCDragon

Sure...if Laura Ingraham were running.


19 posted on 08/21/2007 4:36:06 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: NCDragon
That's not what Clinton wants to hear from voters like the Aszmans, who described themselves as "working class."


20 posted on 08/21/2007 4:58:08 AM PDT by 6SJ7
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To: NCDragon
For the dim-0-crats this is a tough choice:

1) With the GOP having committed suicide losing control of the Congress, and

2) Dubya fading ...

the dims ... want the White House very badly.

Tubba probably sees 2008 as her only/best shot as Prez ... because:

1) Should another dim get the nomination and win ... assume an eight year run as Prez - Tubba becomes too old and Bubba becomes more feeble,

2) Should Tubba get the nomination ... and lose - the "little" people will have spoken loudly about dims.

So ... an interesting dynamic ... is the devil you know better than the one you don't?

21 posted on 08/21/2007 5:05:50 AM PDT by jamaksin
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To: NCDragon

Of course we’ll elect a woman President.....just not THAT woman....and I use the term loosely.


22 posted on 08/21/2007 5:37:03 AM PDT by ElectricStrawberry (1/27 Wolfhounds...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: NCDragon
Look, the liberal media can go out and find neanderthals, who'll say, 'they'll never vote for a woman', but voters don't vote for "a man" or "a woman", the vote for specific individuals. The question is whether Hillary can overcome her 48% negative rating among voters. Dick Morris believes she can by bringing in millions of new voters, ie single women, who'll vote for her.

The questions is what kind of candidate will Hillary Clinton make, not some generic "woman".

23 posted on 08/21/2007 5:54:37 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Just laugh at them!)
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To: Jabba the Nutt
Look, the liberal media can go out and find neanderthals, who'll say, 'they'll never vote for a woman'

Particularly when those Neaderthals work for the Hillary! campaign. Or do you think the Aszmann's just happened to be walking by?

24 posted on 08/21/2007 6:16:36 AM PDT by gridlock (You’ll never grow old with Hillary-Care!)
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To: Jabba the Nutt

Alice Aszman, of Ottumwa, leads from the audience in a dance that started in Spain but spent month after
month as the No. 1 song in America, The Macarena, during International Day at the Quincy Place Mall
Saturday. Courier photo/Mark Newman

25 posted on 08/21/2007 6:20:43 AM PDT by gridlock (You’ll never grow old with Hillary-Care!)
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To: NCDragon
I've been saying for a couple of years now, "I believe America is really ready for a female President. That's why I could never vote for Hillary."

The double takes are priceless.

26 posted on 08/21/2007 6:42:51 AM PDT by Notary Sojac ("If it ain't broken, fix it 'till it is" - Congress)
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To: NCDragon

If the woman was in the mold of Thatcher than yes. But Hillary, you are no Margaret Thatcher...you are more like Lenin Lite.


27 posted on 08/21/2007 6:45:20 AM PDT by Vanbasten
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To: Fresh Wind
Is there a woman running?

No. The democrats are running a socialist mohammedan, a socialist airhead, and a socialist hildebeeste.

28 posted on 08/21/2007 6:46:46 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: NCDragon

Probably a planted story by the Hillary campaign. Hillary the victim and champion of women’s rights play better. She hopes that women vote for her because, “I’m your girl.”


29 posted on 08/21/2007 6:48:22 AM PDT by kabar
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To: NCDragon; All

notice the ages wife 66 husband 50. 16 year reverse age difference AND the over 45 set.

Also the autor seemed to pick the anecdote for the woman in change kind of implication.


30 posted on 08/21/2007 6:49:53 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ArrogantBustard
No. The democrats are running a socialist mohammedan, a socialist airhead, and a socialist hildebeeste.

socialist mohammedan = Obama
socialist airhead = Edwards
socialist hildebeast = Hillary!
Socialist elf = Kucinich
socialist plagarizer = Biden
socialist buffoon = Richardson
socialist half a sandwich = Dodd

31 posted on 08/21/2007 6:50:31 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("I mean, he's gone from Jane Fonda to Dr. Strangelove in one week." - Romney on B. Hussein Obama)
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To: gridlock

notice the ages


32 posted on 08/21/2007 6:51:12 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: kabar

woman 16 years older than her husband. The yellow allert of fake story goes up.


33 posted on 08/21/2007 6:52:18 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: NeoCaveman

based on the anecdote here I predict more “older woman younger man” stories in the near future to condition the newpaper reading rubes.


34 posted on 08/21/2007 6:54:30 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: kb2614

Is Hillary really a woman?
I think we need a DNA test to prove it.
I swear she has a huge adams apple!

Although she does have a nasty case of “bingo arms” and nasty cankles!


35 posted on 08/21/2007 12:06:46 PM PDT by Holicheese (1-21-09 Hillary starts to destroy America!)
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