Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Billary is alive and well in NH

Ladies, ladies, help me out here. It has just been reported that Hillary has taken the ladies' vote in New Hampshire, married and single. She's also taken the older citizen vote, so I am also worried about our older generation...

I have anecdotal evidence that there are many women out there that will "vote for Hillary because I think it's about time that we have a woman President." Oh...what a wrong answer. Gender is NOT a requirement for public office. Either way! Can we get back to issues please...?

Now some of you actually choose your candidate based on their positions and what they will try to do once elected and I respect you, even if I don't agree with you. It's the rest of you, the puppy dogs that trail behind someone you think is smarter than you that told you it's time for a woman to be President...PLEASE...take a look at that woman!

Okay, she teared up in New Hampshire. She's human. I'm glad I finally have empirical evidence of that fact. Of course campaigning is hard, it's demanding, tiring, and she has every right to feel exhausted and spent and let a little of that out. Maybe that's what some NH voters were waiting for...a sign of life and not just a cord coming out of her that's plugged into the nearest wall. But, being human is not ENOUGH! McCain's human, Romney's human, Obama's human, so let's get beyond what they all have in common, and start looking at what's separating them, what makes each of them different.

So, here's where we get to it...being a woman is not a qualification for the Presidency. Of course she can run, she now has some public service behind her, but that doesn't mean she will be the best person, person, to be elected to the Presidency in this country. Can we move away from this gender thing? It's like Nancy Pelosi standing on the House floor hugging her grandkids and telling us all how the glass ceiling had finally been removed. It's been gone for a long time, it just takes the electorate wanting the right PERSON, regardless of gender, race, or religion to be elected and a certain person being THAT person at THAT time. Let's not forget, Barack Obama is the first black male to ever make it this far with this level of popularity and support, Mitt Romney's the first Mormon, and to some, race and religion arejust as important as gender, although I don't believe any of these factors are as important as ideas, policy, record and ability to perform under pressure.

Whoever you vote for, and I'm not going to tell you who to vote for because I have no horse in this race yet, except to tell you I will be looking at the Republicans...I can't imagine a Democrat in this race that would ever get my vote. (If I wanted socialism I'd just move to Sweden....) All I ask is that you become informed. Know who you are voting for and why. Don't vote for someone because your husband/wife/dad/mom/boss voted for them. This election is way to important. We are at war and our economy needs work. Please, go back to school, just this once, for something really, really crucial.

On to Nevada, Michigan, Oy....this is going to be a long year!

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