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  • Lake view: A woman president

  • I never imagined growing up that in my lifetime America would ever elect a black president. Of course what I assumed was impossible became a reality and America did in fact elect Obama president during my lifetime.
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  •  I never imagined growing up that in my lifetime America would ever elect a black president. Of course what I assumed was impossible became a reality and America did in fact elect Obama president during my lifetime. It was a proud moment for me personally, for minorities in America and a dream fulfilled for many African Americans. It showed a maturing of the nation, progress past the old stereotypes, prejudices, stupidity and hatred which stained America's honor for far too long.
     Now comes the question, is America ready to continue moving forward by electing a woman as its next president? Other nations have progressed through the advancements offered by their female leadership such as Israel, Germany, India just to name a few. Indira Gandhi led the largest democracy in the world in India for many years and this in a country where male domination has ruled for centuries.
     Perhaps it is time for America to entrust our future with a capable woman?
    It seems to me that the country is looking for a new direction and if the poll numbers are any indication it would seem that the nation is fed up with politics as usual. We have only known power in the hands of men, and I for one would be most interested what a woman in the white house could accomplish for the nation.
     There are many capable, accomplished women who would be more than qualified to lead this nation as our next president. There are also a few woman who frankly would scare me to death if they were ever elected leader of the free world. Sarah Palin and Michele Bachman being my worst nightmares if they were ever given any position of authority and especially the presidency. To this day I cannot understand how either of them has risen to such heights in the Republican hierarchy. Both women are by all accounts "Nice" ladies but Palin is a failed Governor with absolutely no track record who seems to simply repeat mindless Tea Party rhetoric. Michele Bachman seems to be completely out of touch with facts and her misquotes/fumbling would be embarrassing to the nation.
     Of course being a liberal and a Democrat my first choice at this point would be Hillary Clinton as our next president.
    She has a track record serving as a former first lady, United States Senator and Secretary of State. She has experience in domestic and international affairs. Her service to this nation has been exemplary and untarnished. As the long suffering wife of Bill, I would like to see a little pay back if she were elected president and he was to serve as the nation's first "First man." In all seriousness having a former president as a close advisor would be the best of all situations for the nation's first woman in the oval office. It doesn't hurt either that Bill Clinton has been judged by many historians as one of, if not the brightest of all presidents ever to serve in the oval office (he is a Rhodes scholar).  
    Page 2 of 2 -  Whatever the course of the next elections it would be exciting to welcome a woman to the highest office in the land. I say that the time has come for a woman's perspective in running America and one exceptional woman's time has come. It is my hope that the finest, brightest, most capable women in America will step forward and throw their hat's into the ring in the next elections. I say there are so many qualified, exceptional woman that our choices should not be limited to Sarah, Michelle or Hillary. It is my sincere hope that America's next president is a woman and she will set a standard by which all future presidents will endeavor to emulate.
     

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