Skip to comments.A Woman in the White House?
Posted on 07/28/2009 1:44:23 PM PDT by presidio9
Asked about the prospect of a woman winning the presidency during an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded: "I'm not going to pretend that running for president as a woman is not daunting....and it is....probably a path that doesn't appeal to a lot of women even in elective office because it is so difficult."
Clinton's comments -- coupled with the resignation of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) over the weekend -- got us to thinking about the dearth of female politicians in the political world at the moment who are actively discussed as presidential mettle.
Clinton was widely regarded as the best hope women had to see one of their own elected to the White House; she was well-known, had a huge political machine at her disposal, pots of campaign cash to spend and was widely seen as up to the job by the American public.
"Meet" host David Gregory asked Clinton the "if not you, who" question to which Clinton responded: "I am convinced -- and I don't know if she is elective office right now or preparing to run for office -- but there is a woman who I am hoping will be able to achieve that."
A quick glance at the roster of women currently serving in the Senate or as governor -- the ranks from which presidential candidates typically emerge -- turns up 17 senators and six governors.
Of that group, just one -- Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R) -- has ever been seriously mentioned as a national candidate. But,
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Kay Bailey, is this a joke??? Eek.
Hell, we already HAVE a...oh, you mean an actual WOMAN in the White House, not a pu$$y. NOW I get it.
The first woman President is coming, and she can shoot and gut a caribou.
0bama throws like a girl, that’s gotta count for something.
Hillery is thinking of Chelsea!
I'd use Jeane for a model....I'm afraid she was very different from Palin.
It'll be 100 years before we get another "Jeane"...if ever.
Kay Bailey wants to be gov of Texas. She will go for that first.
That’s funny, I don’t care who you are, that’s funny.
Kay Bailey...uh, no.
Here in Texas we all know:
1) Kay Bailey is Pro-Choice, and
2) Kay Bailey's Conservative Rating is a measly 79%
Do you all think Hitlery will be campaigning for Michelle Obama for president.
I think a lot of guilt fed white folks, and Jews are suffering from buyers remorse with this “magic negro”.
Hell, even the hildabeast couldn’t have been this bad.
AntiAmerican socialist punk that he is.
The first woman President is coming, and she can shoot and gut a caribou.””
In a Muslim or majority Hispanic North America? I don’t think so. Someone may point to Argentina and Chile both which have female presidents, but both countries are mostly European in nature and temperament. The US on the other hand is moving in the more retrograde direction to the Machismo type Latin culture which is closer to Muslim attitudes towards women.