Thursday, July 05, 2007

Tougher to Be Black or Female?

Nothing scientific here, but I had an interesting talk in a Pella front lawn on the 4th of July. I sat down with three women. They were all 55 plus. They were all white. One was a republican (who is curious about Obama). The other two are democrats, who are still making up their minds on their choices. I asked whether it will be more difficult for an African-American or a woman to be elected President. All three said running as a woman will be more difficult. Interesting. I need to do more on this...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello

Anonymous said...

I am so ready for sweeping changes in the White House, and Washington. But I want no more of the Clintons. They had their shot. They are done. Hillary has even had a term in the Senate--and nothing.

It's time for new people, Obama, Dodd, Edwards, any other democrat. Let's move forward, not backwards. With Hillary, the Dems will be hanging their heads from the dugout again. And what about Bill in the playboy mansion again? How many aides do you think he can "entertain" with even less "business" as a first male? I say male, because he is no gentleman.

Anonymous said...

HILLARY!

The Real Sporer said...

Hillary Clinton with power would be more like Madam Defarge than Margaret Thatcher.

Janette said...

If a female is serious and holds her ground she is seen as mean or a b**ch. The same things could be said with the same attitude by a male and it is seen as Presidential. Females have a long way to go yet.

Anonymous said...

I would say that it will be harder to get elected this year if a person is white and male.

I base this on the fact that every time the Obama/Clinton circus comes to town, it is headline news at every media outlet. I'm guessing that if I dig deep enough, I might find info on the other 20+ candidates.

That is what brought me to this blog. At least I can find out a little about the rest of the candidates here.

Angi said...

I don't think that America or the rest of the world for that matter is ready for a female president in the strongest country. I would think Obama has a better chance.

I like Edwards and his approach toward the families, but I don't think he has a strong enough backing for president. I agree that the Clintons have had their chance and I really don't want to go there again.