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Should a woman be president of the United States???

post #1 of 22
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Oh Goody! Now to start a new juicy topic for debate!!! I'm soo opening a can of worms with this one!!! Do you think a female should be president? If so why? When do you think this will happen? What female would you like to see take a presidential role in the US? Do you think a woman would do a better job than a male president due to the differences between males and females (just in general...nobody in particular)? Do you think a man is better suited for this position? If so why? Do you have any religious affiliations that would make you not agree with a woman in a top leadership role? If so, what are they? Any other opinions are definitely welcome!!! Eww! This is going to be fun!!! Enjoy everyone and be nice!


(for me personally, I do not care so much about the gender of a presidential canidate.I think both men and women are capable of doing a wonderful job and each gender can bring something useful and wonderful to the table when it comes to governing America. I care more about an individuals policies, beliefs, and their actions.)
post #2 of 22
I'm not American but I voted anyways. I really don't care if a political leader is male or female. I don't think there is a fundamental difference between the sexes that make either one more suitable to be a good leader.

It's true that I don't like the way men have led the US (or Canada for that matter) but I don't think women would necessarily do a better job. I really think the idea of women being somehow morally superior to men is a myth. There is a lot more difference between individual men and individual women than there is between men and women in general.

However, seeing the US presidency being male all througout its history is worrying... it seems a sign of a very sexist society. (to be fair, Canada is only doing very marginally better )
post #3 of 22
I think women are capable and I believe in time It will happen.

We have to open this up to minorities of another sort as well, like african americans, Latinos and Asain americans, etc. Seeing them in office is as important as seeing a women.

I hardly think it will happen in the next 10 years to come but maybe my grandchildren or my great grandchildren will get to see it.
post #4 of 22
I dont see how there will be much debate on this topic since, most people here are women .

I am sure there is a lady out there that would make a great US presdent. However at this stage, i dont know any. I am not a big fan of hillary how i think she is very smart i dont like her politics way to liberal for most american people to get behind. I really think if the democrats run her for presdent they will lose again. nor will her voting record stand up to being scanned 20x over, and being talked about.

I bring up hillary cause that is the one that i hear people talking about all the time.

i would think that the frist women presdent would end up being republican or one that comes from the VP chair. Maybe rice, i dont know, i had a few friends that worked for the foreign service and they are not big rice fans.

I dont see myself as a republican or democrat, I vote for who the best man for the job err i mean person is for the job
post #5 of 22
I voted for it doesn't matter what gender as long as I can agree with their policies and such.

However, I would LOVE to see a woman president.
post #6 of 22
I honestly don't see any women who are capable of winning a presidential election at this time. Hillary won't swing the red states, and the hard-core blues (the move on dot org types) are mad because she's trying to appear more moderate than she is. Condi doesn't have the charisma or speaking prowess to pull off an election, no matter how intelligent she is.

It's all about the policies in my view. I don't think there is any difference in ability to do the job, but realistically there are still a lot of sectors of society that simply won't vote for a woman for president, just the same as they wouldn't dream of voting for anyone who isn't white, male and Christian.
post #7 of 22
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Thankyou for all the great responses everyone!!!! Everyone has made some great points!!
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
Hillary won't swing the red states, and the hard-core blues (the move on dot org types) are mad because she's trying to appear more moderate than she is.

Just to note.. Hilary was at one time a Wal-Mart board member. If she should decide to use that in her campaign, she will indeed win the red states...

I am a decided republican, but I will vote for Hilary...
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by AnnasMom View Post
Just to note.. Hilary was at one time a Wal-Mart board member. If she should decide to use that in her campaign, she will indeed win the red states...

I am a decided republican, but I will vote for Hilary...
Humm that is intersesting. I didn't know that! I do however think that many predominately red states will not vote for someone considered to be soo liberal. But we'll see if it ever happens! I definitely wouldn't vote for her though if she ran simply because I don't agree with her on many issues that I find very important both morally and legally, but that's just me. But my decision definitely wouldn't be based on her gender.
post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by AnnasMom View Post
Just to note.. Hilary was at one time a Wal-Mart board member. If she should decide to use that in her campaign, she will indeed win the red states...

I am a decided republican, but I will vote for Hilary...
i doubt it, they would bring up her voting record on out sourcing of US jobs.
And how walmart runs local busniness out.
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
I honestly don't see any women who are capable of winning a presidential election at this time. Hillary won't swing the red states, and the hard-core blues (the move on dot org types) are mad because she's trying to appear more moderate than she is. Condi doesn't have the charisma or speaking prowess to pull off an election, no matter how intelligent she is.

It's all about the policies in my view. I don't think there is any difference in ability to do the job, but realistically there are still a lot of sectors of society that simply won't vote for a woman for president, just the same as they wouldn't dream of voting for anyone who isn't white, male and Christian.
I would think if you give them the choice of the super liberal hillary, vs a rep, then the rep wins no matter if they are white, black, male or female.
post #12 of 22
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I would think if you give them the choice of the super liberal hillary, vs a rep, then the rep wins no matter if they are white, black, male or female.
I second you on that one.
post #13 of 22
I'm not American either but I voted anyway I don't care about someone's gender, only their ability to do the job. Of course we've already had a female PM here in Margaret Thatcher.
post #14 of 22
There have been women Heads of State and of Government in a number of countries of varying importance and some of them have been good leaders, some not, the same as men. (India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Ireland, Israel, UK, Finland, to name some). The US will get round to it sooner or later, once people lose more of their prejudices. At least now we are seeing more women, Hispanics and blacks in top positions in the US government.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by urbantigers View Post
I'm not American either but I voted anyway I don't care about someone's gender, only their ability to do the job. Of course we've already had a female PM here in Margaret Thatcher.
ditto !
post #16 of 22
In no way would I vote for someone simply because she was a woman. Remember- Marie Antoinette was a woman but I certainly wouldn't have wanted her to be president!
However, if my choice were between two candidates, one male and one female, each with very similar platforms and beliefs, I'd definitely vote for the woman! We need some more estrogen in the White House .
post #17 of 22
I would vote for a woman if she fit with my beliefs, which means no Hillary and no Rice! I've watched a couple interviews with Rice and I just don't like her. I don't like her ideas, I don't like her attitude, and she would never have my vote. Hillary, I liked, until she made some comments last year that just blew her out of the water as far as I'm concerned. I'm very liberal, so I don't see a Republican ever getting my vote, either.
post #18 of 22
I don't think gender or race have anyhting to do with how you would run the country. I think people should vote on what the policies are and how a particular person would do with what is going on in the world and in the country at that time. If I felt a woman was best suited for the job that is how I would vote. I a black man was the best suited, that is how I would vote. IMO looks or gender are meaningless when it comes to politics!
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by ugaimes View Post

However, if my choice were between two candidates, one male and one female, each with very similar platforms and beliefs, I'd definitely vote for the woman! We need some more estrogen in the White House .
I agree. I voted that I would like to see a woman in the White House or as our own PM (we had one that lasted all of 3 months IIRC!)...But its the politics and policy that really determine my vote and not gender...

That being said, like Amy, I would love to see a female in power.
post #20 of 22
I voted I dont care ... BUT I dont see a woman in the White House in the next 10-20 years ....
post #21 of 22
I don't care, either way. As long as a person is qualified for the job, then I think they should be President, whether male of female. However, I don't believe either Condi Rice or Hillary Clinton would make good candidates.
post #22 of 22
Neither sex, race, nor religion should matter in an election, and one day I hope to live long enough to see an alternative to white, male, christian leadership. How refreshing would that be?

The country isn't ready for a woman today and neither Hillary or Condi would be accepted - if either of them made the ticket the other party would win by a landslide.


My husband and I joke that the first woman president will be Chelsea Clinton. Why not the child of a former president (try to argue that one!)?
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