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Are Americans really scared about the possibility of a woman President???

It's an honest question, what is the feeling about the possibility, we don't get very much news about the Presidential election process over here until right up at the end bit....you know, where they are accusing little old ladies of doing bad things to ballot papers with knitting needles....
There is something that scares me when I think of a "girl" making life and death decisions, making war when we are attacked, etc... I am especially concerned about an old hippie from Arkansas deciding to want to sit in a circle w/ our enemies, hold hands and sing Kumbaya, which I believe would be her idea of "taking action!" Their are women w/ whom I would be comfortable running our government such as Margaret Thatcher, but not very many.

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The only folks that seem to be making an issue of gender are those who wouldn't be voting for her anyway.

I am in the part of the country where the bias should be worse and really don't hear, or see ANY negatives. Of course Kentucky has already had a woman Lt. Governor as early as 1975 and woman Governor in 1983 so maybe that backwardness is just not here.

According to the Center of American Women and Politics right now 9/50 Governors are women. http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/Facts/Of...govhistory.pdf

16/100 Senators are women so at least some folks seem to have no problem with women leading. While Hillary is not my personal choice, I can't imagine folks making a Presidential decision based on Gender.

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My governor is a woman, and she's doing a good job--for a democrat--but I can't even imagine her in charge of the world's greatest superpower. It gives me chills just thinking about it...

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Think she looks bad now, put her in the Oval Office for 4 years.
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There is something that scares me when I think of a "girl" making life and death decisions, making war when we are attacked, etc... I am especially concerned about an old hippie from Arkansas deciding to want to sit in a circle w/ our enemies, hold hands and sing Kumbaya, which I believe would be her idea of "taking action!" Their are women w/ whom I would be comfortable running our government such as Margaret Thatcher, but not very many.
That's my point. Jay would rather vote for ANYONE on the Republican ticket, no matter their ethics, beliefs or convictions [moral or felony] instead of a Democrat. So Clinton's gender is really just a sideshow.

The folks I don't get are those who do the plays on words with her name and genitalia and the like when describing Clinton. Now THAT is just plain redneck and has no place in a discussion.

As an aside I kind of like J's Democrap and Kookberger [although it is somewhat over cooked by now - more like a Kookbrickette].

And J, you should have added Jean Kirkpatrick to your list instead of just Thatcher

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And J, you should have added Jean Kirkpatrick to your list instead of just Thatcher
Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies would also lead the country well............
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Granny from the Beverly Hillbillies would also lead the country well............
And we would have tasty vittles to boot.

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That's my point. Jay would rather vote for ANYONE on the Republican ticket, no matter their ethics, beliefs or convictions [moral or felony] instead of a Democrat. So Clinton's gender is really just a sideshow.

The folks I don't get are those who do the plays on words with her name and genitalia and the like when describing Clinton. Now THAT is just plain redneck and has no place in a discussion.

As an aside I kind of like J's Democrap and Kookberger [although it is somewhat over cooked by now - more like a Kookbrickette].

And J, you should have added Jean Kirkpatrick to your list instead of just Thatcher
I would, and have in the past, voted for democraps if they had their heads screwed on straight. My problem w/ MS. Clinton is her hippie/pacifist past and that has a lot to do w/ her being a girlie-girl like her husband is a girlie-man. And I can live w/ Kookbrickette but not Jean Kirkpatrick. She was scary but not someone I'd want to see in charge of this superpower.

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I would, and have in the past, voted for democraps if they had their heads screwed on straight. My problem w/ MS. Clinton is her hippie/pacifist past and that has a lot to do w/ her being a girlie-girl like her husband is a girlie-man. And I can live w/ Kookbrickette but not Jean Kirkpatrick. She was scary but not someone I'd want to see in charge of this superpower.
Seriously, help me out on this one. Where is Hillary a Hippy/Pacifist?

She was a high powered lawyer, into Real Estate deals before most.
She voted for the war and still declares a need to keep troops in place.
She supports big business with her H1B and OffShoring stance
She supports globalization with NAFTA and CAFTA which are not very Hippy

The only thing that I see that she supports that might be considered part of the Sixties is Universal Health Care and that is something that every Industrial Country in the World has, except us. Not really sure where it fits in the Hippy paradigm as it is somewhat bureaucratic.

Where is the Hippy/Pacifist? I truly don't see it. Please to enlighten.

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Yeah, she's about as "Hippy/Pacifist" as Joe Lieberman. JH's truth and information filter is apparently still intact.

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I cannot believe you Kookbergers, or briquettes, are trying to deny her TRUE ROOTS--and I'm not talking about her cheap hair-dye.


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