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Is America ready for a woman president?

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  2. No

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  3. I don't know

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  1. Dec 31, 2009 #1
    Is America ready for a woman president?
     
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  3. Dec 31, 2009 #2
    Sure, why not?
    Still won't vote for her unless she fits my political views, but that's because I'm not sexist.
     
  4. Dec 31, 2009 #3

    CRGreathouse

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    Ditto. Are there really any other views here on PF?
     
  5. Dec 31, 2009 #4

    Pengwuino

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    We almost had one so why not?
     
  6. Dec 31, 2009 #5
    I'm not even ready for a woman wife. But I got one anyway.
     
  7. Dec 31, 2009 #6
    I think so. The only issue would be who she is and her political views. I am fairly certain that Clinton would have lost if she had received the nomination in the last election but mainly because I think too many people really dislike her.
     
  8. Dec 31, 2009 #7

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    I'm convinced the US leans center-right and the most likely nominee will be a democrat so the odds of a female pres in the near future are slim. Who knows though - maybe Christie Whitman will run.

    ...but "ready"? Sure why not? The main reason we haven't had one is not many women choose to enter politics. Same goes for blacks for that matter.
     
  9. Dec 31, 2009 #8

    PhanthomJay

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    Jay Leno picked Richard Pryor as the funniest comedian ever, I nominate jimmysnyder.:biggrin:
     
  10. Dec 31, 2009 #9

    Astronuc

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    Sure - why not. Probably not Hillary Clinton, though. :biggrin:
     
  11. Jan 1, 2010 #10
    Are we ready for a woman president? Are we ready for a muslim president? What about a Jewish one or a latino one? How about an ATHEIST one!? (don't hold your breath)

    We'll see when a qualified and charismatic candidate steps forward. I sure didn't think we were ready for a Black one, but we have one now.
     
  12. Jan 1, 2010 #11
    Re: Clinton. A Woman, yes, but a hag is another story. Maybe she could find a place in the UN backrooms shopping her Yale stuff.
     
  13. Jan 1, 2010 #12
    While I wondered if maybe I was only wishing I never really doubted Obama would be elected. I think that Latino race politics would make a hispanic president a harder sell. Sadly I think that as far as religion goes we are much less likely to see a non judeo-christian president than anything else.
     
  14. Jan 1, 2010 #13

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    We will only see Christian presidents for certain.

    The Catholic barrier's been broken (Kennedy), the AA barrier's been broken, why not the glass ceiling?

    Absolutely, America is ready. However, America will (hopefully) never elect Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, or Ann Coulter.

    Other than that... Michelle Obama for '16, anyone?
     
  15. Jan 1, 2010 #14

    berkeman

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    I nominate Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice, in no particular order for VP and P. Awesome ticket, IMO.
     
  16. Jan 1, 2010 #15

    Char. Limit

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    Depends on if they pander to the base or if they look to the center. That's why the Republicans lost in 2008, not enough looking to the center. Well, that and Sarah Palin.
     
  17. Jan 1, 2010 #16

    Moonbear

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    Ready? Sure. Whether or not a decent female candidate will make it through the party ranks is another story. We got close with Hillary.
     
  18. Jan 1, 2010 #17
    I'd really like to see an openly atheist president in my lifetime. As it stands right now, atheists are being asked to resign, simply for being atheist. Some state constitutions still say that officeholders must believe in God, even though it's unenforceable because of the US Constitution.

    http://blog.taragana.com/politics/2...-outdated-clause-of-state-constitution-7105/"
     
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  19. Jan 1, 2010 #18

    turbo

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    No problem. Clinton was dragging around 'way too much baggage, and would have lost the election in a landslide, though. McCain/Palin would have been a disaster, I fear, but they could have beaten Clinton, no matter how good her VP pick might have been.
     
  20. Jan 1, 2010 #19

    Astronuc

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    I'd like to see a conscientious and intelligent person as president, and one who is not beholden to either D or R parties.

    I want to see someone who has straightforward moral and ethical values, and who practices good stewardship, amongst other good practices.
     
  21. Jan 1, 2010 #20

    cronxeh

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    A woman candidate with Ron Paul's agenda running as an Independent, with high IQ and wisdom factor, preferably in her 40's who doesn't believe in religion or god. I'd vote for her.
     
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