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    Re: Woman as President?

    WOW it's good to see everyone's opinion.

    I see that most of you think that a lady will run and win. Well, I would really like to see that but I also have a bad feeling if that day was to ever come. In my lifetime I have never witnessed something bad happen to a president and I hope to never see that day but I think that someone would be totally against a Female president and something bad may come of it. That would be a really sad day.

    I have a scenario for everyone.....

    What if the female president got pregnant??

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    Re: Woman as President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryoga_TheLost
    What if the female president got pregnant??
    Considering you have to be 35 years of age to be a president, and even so most presidents have been at least 45 years old. I seriously doubt we will see a pregnant president. If we did you can be sure the news would be tracking it every step of the way.

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    Re: Woman as President?

    Quote Originally Posted by frr_vegeta
    If we did you can be sure the news would be tracking it every step of the way.
    Yeah I could see that because if america and the world care about Tom and Kate having a kid then I could just imagine EVERYONE going crazy over that. LOL

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    Re: Woman as President?

    Quote Originally Posted by SamuraiDude128
    I don't see why women haven't been president. But I'm sure in '08 some lady will run and win.
    Because until recently the south would have had a collective heart attack. (...and may yet. )

    Truth? Because when the country was founded in the states where women had the right to vote they voted certain polititions out of power. In revenge those polititions successfully lobbied to remove their voting rights. It kept happening that way until Colorado managed to make it stick in 1893. As a result of the effective ban it wasn't until 1917 when Jeanette Rankin was elected to the United States House of Representatives that a woman held federal office. Between a late start and the career commitments involved woman are still only 14.26% of the Congress and out of 50 Governors 9 are woman.

    Basically, the odds are really bad. Since only one person is nominated per party even if you just look at governors (which is where Presidents traditionally come from) the percentage option is only 18%. There are several woman who have run in primaries, just none who have made it to the general election.


    PS. So far they have all been in menopause so it's not likely to see an expectant President.

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    Re: Woman as President?

    I hope we never see a "woman" for president. I hope we never see a "man" for president. I'm hoping the presidential canidate can stand on their own merit and not on their gender.

    I assure you, Hillary will not run because she is a "woman". She will run because she is Hillary Clinton and wants to be President of the United States. I personally will never vote for her. But I hope that if she ever runs for the Presidancy (and assuming she survives the primaries - yes, I know she's the favoirte to win the Democratic nod but stranger things have happended) my fellow republicans will not make the mistake of running a 'woman' against her to 'even the odds'. I would hope the the conservitave platform could offer up more then a genderized battle.

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    Re: Woman as President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryoga_TheLost
    Do you think that a woman would do better as a president? Do you think that day will ever come?
    No, a woman would not do better as a president. I'd imagine she'd be able to do a similar job to that of a male president. The day of a woman president will come, and I wouldn't be surprised to see it in my lifetime.

    As for the more current events aspects of this subject, Hillary Clinton will run for the Democratic nomination in '08. I have no doubt in my mind. However, I'm not positive she'll be selected to run as President.

    Right now, the Democratic Party is a mess. Their best best would be to select someone as moderate and undivisive as possible (some Democrats I know have suggested Mark Warner, current governor of my home state of Virginia). I doubt Hillary would accept a Vice Presidental offering, since a Democratic victory would mean she'd have to wait eight more years to run as President. In any case, I don't think the Howard "YEEEAAAARRRGGGGHHH!" Dean-lead Democrats are smart enough to follow my advice, and she'll probably get the nomination and run for President in '08.

    This, of course, will lead to another Republican victory in '08 as long as they are smart enough to pick somebody that is as far away from the Bush Administration as possible. McCain would be a good pick, but he's too socially liberal for the Party. Giuilani would also be a good pick, but I'm not sure he's got the clout outside of NYC to run. I'd personally like to see George Allen, a Republican senator from my state, get the nomination. It would be interesting to have an all-Virginia Presidental Election between Allen and Warner.
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    Re: Woman as President?

    There is speculation that Russ Feingold, a senator from my homestate of WI will also run in '08 under the democratic banner (edit: I should probably mention he was the only member of the senate to vote against the patriot act<--link). I'd like to see a president in my lifetime that isn't from either the democratic or republican party, truth be told Europeans I know have told me that they view the US democratic party as a "slightly liberal conservative" party.

    But yeah, I think the democratic party needs someone at least close to as charismatic as Bill Clinton before they can seriously run and stand a chance. Granted Kerry was close, but some people voted Kerry because they didn't like Bush, not the best way to vote...
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    Re: Woman as President?

    Yeah, I've heard some Democrats mention Feingold as a possibility to run. I also agree that a third party candidate should get in at some point, but I can't honestly say I see that happening any time soon.

    Europeans see the Democrats as a liberal conservative party because compared to liberal parties over there, they are conservative. Most liberal parties in Europe are borderline socialist parties. Hell, almost all their parties are borderline socialist...

    As far as Kerry goes, well, I wouldn't call him close to as charismatic as Clinton. Don't get me wrong, I couldn't stand Clinton (or most Democrats for that matter), but he certainly was quite a character.
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