The Democrats have an excellent field of candidates lining up this year. A lot of great people, both male and female.
The Democrats have an embarrassment of riches; the RepubliCONs just have an embarrassment.
While there are some excellent male candidates who would all make great presidents, my top three picks so far are: Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar, in that order.
There are a LOT of men who will vote for a woman. In fact, Hillary Clinton DID get the most votes last time around, by a margin just shy of THREE MILLION votes. And yes, while her support was stronger among women, there were many, many millions of men who also voted for her.
Or for any one of them who is not a man. Hillary was a moderate with great name recognition. I voted for her. I’d be amazed (and delighted) if the public votes for a progressive woman. The odds, IMHO, sadly, are not good. But I’ve got my fingers crossed.
“Sure, I’d vote for a woman, but she has to be perfect unlike white males who don’t.”
Women leaders around the world, and for centuries, have proven little or no difference, for good or bad, as men leaders. Great leaders. Horrible leaders. Benevolent leaders. Cruel leaders. It’s not about gender. It seems to be about what the person is inside once they get power, man or woman.
Imagine if the top ten issues that We the People chose were selected as the only topics that the presidential candidates could write a concise statement about detailing how they would resolve each issue and only the written statement was presented to the public. No speeches, no commercials, no public appearances, no names, no party, no race, no religion, no gender, no age, no height, no weight or any kind of identity - candidates A, B, C, … Z -, just a blind selection based on the quality of the content of their statements … like businesses do in reading resumes.
I don’t understand today’s toon. Hillary won the candidate’s race against all men, and then she won the popular vote against Trump. A silly historical mechanism transformed that into a defeat. Why now pretend men wouldn’t vote for women?
I don’t care if you have a penis or a vagina. I will vote for the best candidate that I think is good for the position. Yet because I didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton I was called sexist – but I didn’t vote for President Trump either.
Why should it matter if the person is a male or a female? I guess equality doesn’t really matter.
The problem is not the gender, its the policies. Whoever the Dems choose will get votes. Based on what they promise, on how much folks hate Trump that week, how the economy is doing, etc, etc.
The days of gender being a negative in politics is long gone. Unless the woman in question decides to make a big deal out of being a woman. Unless she pushes “women’s issues” ahead of national issues. America wants a leader, not a zealot.
Is this a general indictment of all men or is this about some particular individual… or just a certain “type” of man? If it’s the last, please let us know so we can avoid him.
He’d vote for a Hypothetical Woman.
Just not a Real one.
Spot on, unfortunately.