If YOU could choose the first female President of the US who would be your choice?
First of all DarleneJ, on a personal note, you're a pretty woman.
Compliments aside, my initial response to this would be that I hope people would base their decision on the candidates ideals rather than their gender, race, or place they were born. We don't have any choice in these things and no way to change them, and by restricting a decision based on these factors we are not being logical.
If the OP was reworded to "If we HAD to choose a female president, who would it be?" than I don't have a specific answer to that, but my choice most likely wouldn’t be anyone currently involved in politics.
Thank you for the compliment. ~)
I am interested in who people may consider a serious female candidate for the office of President. After the conduct of the media during the 2008 campaign in regards to first Clinton and then Palin...I believe, unfortunately, many still do not consider a female seriously as a leader.
Respectfully, I should point out that a nation’s decision to not elect said candidates may not be based on a belief that a woman is not ready to lead the country. There may be many explanations to the basis of why they were not elected, difference in ideals to the individual voters and media manipulation to name a few.
I will not rule out the notion that there is a sexist bias by some people, but as for it being a major cause, it’s doubtful to me.
Also, even if the candidates you mentioned were considered to be inadequate leaders, that doesn’t mean it’s based on their gender. They may in fact not show any evidence of good leadership skills.