posted on Jul, 11 2006 @ 11:25 PM
posted by bombers8
Back to the original post, I do think that America is ready for a female president. I would never have said that 10 or 15 years ago, but now we are
ready, IMO. [Edited by Don W]
Geraldine Ferraro was not only a very pretty woman, she was smart too. She was a Representative from New York. I assume you know she ran on the Dams
ticket in 1984 with former Senator and Jimmy Carter’s Vice President, Walter Mondale, against the Reagan-Bush41 team successfully seeking its second
I think she broke the ice that makes it possible to discuss on a realistic level, the possibility of a woman making a run for America's top job. The
number of women who have served abroad as the top officer of governments includes Golda Meir, a Russian by birth who grew up in America and who was
Israel’s prime minister during the crucial 1973 Yom Kippur War. We all know of Margaret Thatcher, who was labeled the Iron Lady by the Russians.
She presided over the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, including the Falklands War. Angela Merkel is the new conservative chancellor of Germany.
Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1952, some 54 years ago and has been eminently successful. And who can forget reading of the influence
exerted by Queen Isabella on the voyage of exploration of 1492?
Sen. Hillary Clinton is a proven candidate. She is running now for re-election. The GOP plans to outspend her 7 to 1. They did more in 2000 but she
still beat them handily. For her, it will be good practice to get ready for 2008 campaign which starts the day after this year's election on November
7, 2006. I wonder how Bill will play it between November 8, 2006 and election day, November 4, 2008?
[edit on 7/11/2006 by donwhite]