The First Female President Must Be A Really Big Deal
I have been astounded reading some of the commentaries.
I think Indira Gandhi was the first Indian Prime Minister I became conscious of. And I was Barack Obama’s first full time volunteer in New York City. To be honest before that 2004 convention I did not imagine I would see a black guy in the White House in my lifetime. But it happened and he has been astounding, but even then I felt bad that Hillary had to be running at the same time.
As far I am concerned Hillary is the women's Barack Obama. She will be the first and she is talented. 93% of blacks voted for Barack Obama. Why aren't 93% of women voting for Hillary? How about 83?Even 73 would be nice. Wake up, women.
For me Barack Obama was about 500 years of world history. The only thing he needed to do for me personally was get in there, plant the flag, and I personally had no other expectations. For women it ought to be about 5,000 years of history.
God has given the women of 2016 the astounding gift of the most incompetent man to ever have run for this office. And women are still so subdued, it is astounding.
More astounding are some of the members of the commentariat. It is being suggested the only reason to vote for Hillary is that otherwise the republic might not survive. I guess that takes the sting out of the idea of the first woman president for some people.
This is not because India is a less sexist country. It is the most sexist country in the world, Indira or no Indira. This is not a East West thing. Look, Angela Merkel and Theresa May, and Europeans have managed to say every possible wrong thing about Google.
So what's going on? What is it about America? It feels like breaking some kind of a sound barrier. I am expecting to feel the thud.
Never mind we have a woman president now but at least the republic survived!
Hillary gets pilloried for running for office, for doing what politicians do. If she were a swimmer at the Olympics, people would be like, I don’t like her, look at her, she is moving her limbs, and you can't trust her, she has the goggles on, why would you have the goggles on unless you are hiding something?