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Old 09-14-2005, 09:31 AM   #1
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What About The Other 15 Percent?

Why wouldn't people be "comfortable" w/ the idea of a female President?

Anyone here who isn't, please be honest and tell me why then run before I kick your butt

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...091301757.html

"Eighty-five percent of Americans are comfortable with the idea of a female president, according to a Roper poll of 1,004 people conducted last weekend. The poll was commissioned by the White House Project, a nonprofit that works to advance women into leadership positions.

Wilson's organization has partnered with ABC to promote its upcoming series "Commander in Chief," which will feature Geena Davis as president. "So much of our perception of the ability of women to lead is shaped by what we see on films or television," said Wilson."

I hope that show is good, I look forward to it
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I'd go out on a limb and say that even out of that 85% some are just saying that in order to convince themselves they ARE comfortable.
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Old 09-14-2005, 10:16 AM   #3
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I will never understand why our country has never had a woman president,being that we are suppose to be the land of opportunity.
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im part of the 85%
condi would be great


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i think i will see a female president in my lifetime, but i am almost certain the first one will be a Republican.
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but i am almost certain the first one will be a Republican.
Interesting...my belief is that given the steps backwards towards a more "1950's hollywood Beaver-esque" society that the neo-cons are trying to head towards I'd take the complete opposite bet. But who knows?
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I agree with Irvine. Same holds true for a black president. I say, kill 2 birds with one stone!

As for why neither has happened yet, I don't think its the "man" keeping them both down, its a matter of the right person coming along.

She most likely won't look or speak like Geena Davis
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Interesting...my belief is that given the steps backwards towards a more "1950's hollywood Beaver-esque" society that the neo-cons are trying to head towards I'd take the complete opposite bet. But who knows?


i think that a female conservative would have more credibility in the eyes of the electorate at large -- that, being a conservative, she rose to power through her own merit and not via affirmative action and/or quotas.

i think that's a false perception, but i think it would be the one held by a significant enough percentage of the population.

i hope i'm wrong.
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i think that a female conservative would have more credibility in the eyes of the electorate at large -- that, being a conservative, she rose to power through her own merit and not via affirmative action and/or quotas.

i think that's a false perception, but i think it would be the one held by a significant enough percentage of the population.

i hope i'm wrong.
I agree she'd have more percieved credibility to the electorate at large, BUT I just don't think she'd make it past the power politicians within the Republican party in order to get the nod in the primaries. I still think there are too many "good ole boys" still in the party.
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I think the real question is WHEN will a qualified woman or african american RUN for president. You can't vote for them if they don't run.
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Hehe, I'd vote for ya, U2democrat !

Anywho, well, gee, I would hope people wouldn't have an issue with a woman president or a president of another race or whatever.

All I'd ask for is that the person was elected because people truly felt they were qualified for the job, and not just because of the superficial stuff.

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