A Woman's Turn

  1. What do you all think about having a woman for President? Men have had the reigns for quite some time now and I think it's high time that a woman try her hand at it. Any opinions on why there hasn't been a woman president and do you think it will happen in your lifetime? Gee, for being a melting pot, I sure do think that it's time for this country to be run by someone other than an old boring white guy!!
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  3. by   jnette
    I would have no qualms about voting for a woman... other countries are far more advanced in this area than we are.

    Gender should play no role whatsoever... whoever is best suited, has the best vision, and the means to bring it to fruition.
  4. by   Alnamvet
    Quote from HerEyes73
    What do you all think about having a woman for President? Men have had the reigns for quite some time now and I think it's high time that a woman try her hand at it. Any opinions on why there hasn't been a woman president and do you think it will happen in your lifetime? Gee, for being a melting pot, I sure do think that it's time for this country to be run by someone other than an old boring white guy!!
    I would say that if the nursing shortage, low pay, the inability of nurses to get along, the eating of their young, the oh so few men and minorities in nursing is an indication of what women can do, I say forget it.
  5. by   jnette
    Quote from Alnamvet
    I would say that if the nursing shortage, low pay, the inability of nurses to get along, the eating of their young, the oh so few men and minorities in nursing is an indication of what women can do, I say forget it.


    Brilliant contribution. Thank you. :stone
  6. by   nekhismom
    jnette, You are TOO much, girl!

    I see no harm in having a woman as a president. And while we're on the subject of old white men running the US, why not branch out a bit? What about a MINORITY? Or maybe even a woman of a minority ethnicity ior race?? Why is it always old white men?? I say a change is in order.
  7. by   nurseygrrl
    Quote from nekhismom
    jnette, You are TOO much, girl!

    I see no harm in having a woman as a president. And while we're on the subject of old white men running the US, why not branch out a bit? What about a MINORITY? Or maybe even a woman of a minority ethnicity ior race?? Why is it always old white men?? I say a change is in order.
    I completely agree...I think it's time to let others play for a while. Didn't politicians' mothers ever teach them to share? :chuckle
  8. by   kmchugh
    Frankly, I have ZERO problem with voting for a woman candidate. Provided of course, her platform came close to my own beliefs. Feel the same way about a "minority" president. In fact, I would have voted for Colin Powell in the last election over ALL comers. I still think he was, and is, the best man for the job. Unfortunately, he has too much intelligence and class to allow himself to be subjected to the indignities of a presidential campaign.

    My only problem would be with people who voted for a candidate BECAUSE they were a woman or a minority. Hillary is a great example. I've met people who have said they would vote for her for president, because we need a woman president. (What that has to do with Hillary, I can't imagine.) But these same people have no idea what her agenda would be. I've also met hard core liberals who agree that the election of Hillary would be one of the absolute WORST things that could happen.

    So, if s/he's qualified, and has the platform that most closely resembles my viewpoint, I'd vote for a woman, a Black, a Hispanic, or someone of Martian extraction in a minute. No hesitation.

    Kevin McHugh
  9. by   jnette
    Kevin...ITA 100% . Word for word.

    And most THINKING people would have to agree as well.

    Excellent post. Thank you.
  10. by   Elenaster
    Quote from nekhismom
    jnette, You are TOO much, girl!

    I see no harm in having a woman as a president. And while we're on the subject of old white men running the US, why not branch out a bit? What about a MINORITY? Or maybe even a woman of a minority ethnicity ior race?? Why is it always old white men?? I say a change is in order.
    Funny, I just said almost the exact same thing to my DH earlier this week. Why is it that white men are perceived to be the only ones qualified to become President? Is it because our culture of fear and rhetorical propaganda have conditioned us collectively as a society not to trust black men because they might be criminals? Along those same lines, no woman could be trusted with the job because her "hormonal issues" may interfere with her judgement and she may get pi$$ed off at her husband and start World War III. Puh-lease I think it's about time we got a lot more progessive in terms of defining leadership in this country.

    I will now step down from the soapbox so someone else can hop on
  11. by   Tweety
    All things being equal I would be apt to vote for the female or minority if two candidates had similar beliefs to mine, because it is about time.

    Hilary does it for me, as I like her platform. But people are too harsh and a female candidate would be too harshly judged. Hilary has too many females that don't like her and she would never win. (But she did fool me in New York and won that election)
  12. by   Tweety
    Quote from jnette
    And most THINKING people would have to agree as well.

    Oh Lord, don't tell me we have to start thinking like you??????

  13. by   jnette
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    Oh Lord, don't tell me we have to start thinking like you??????



    ..... and just what is THAT supposed to mean?
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from Alnamvet
    I would say that if the nursing shortage, low pay, the inability of nurses to get along, the eating of their young, the oh so few men and minorities in nursing is an indication of what women can do, I say forget it.

    EDITED FOR PERSONAL ATTACK - nurse ratched

    I can see this thread going into the toilet fast. I hope Ted's paying attention here.
    Last edit by Nurse Ratched on Mar 4, '04

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