Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Right Message?

The Wrong Move

The AP recently quoted Hilary telling a Canadian audience that she hoped we would elect a woman president: "I hope that we will see a woman elected because I think it would send exactly the right historic signal to girls, women as well as boys and men. And I will certainly vote for the right woman to be president".   It might send the "right" message, but sending a message shouldn't be the criteria for electing a president. 

We need to move beyond Hollywood and Madison Avenue politics and get back to basics, deciding our candidates on platform and qualifications, not looks and messages.  The presidency can't be about the color of skin or the sex of the candidate.  Frankly I'll take the ugly, gruff, qualified asshole over the schmoozing pretty face poster boy (or girl) every time.

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