I admit it, I want Hilary to win the golden ticket, and I want her to win it because she’s a woman.
When I say that, it’s not like I’m talking about a dimwitted imbecile, this is Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton. I could turn this into a wikipedia page , but suffice to say, she would not be sitting on Super Tuesday, with 740 delegates under her belt, if she wasn’t extremely intelligent. No woman in American history has accomplished what she has.
I’m an avid supporter of Universal Health Care as well. I believe that to be considered a great and benevolent society, you have to look after your fragile, your weak and your sick. Admittedly, there are issues with free health care systems, but these issues are normally funding related. I think we can all agree that the $3.5 trillion being spent on the Iraq war, could have bought alot of band aids.
It’s time to answer the question, What If? We haven’t had a woman come this close, to this kind of power, since Margaret Thatcher retired 18 years ago, (Kim Campbell was Prime Minister of Canada, but only for 4 months). Today, women hold just 16.6% of political positions worldwide. And not to rub it in, we have a world filled with war, poverty, housing crises, and global warming. I’m not blaming all the world’s problems on men, I’m just blaming the people in charge — who just happen to be men.
So, what if an experienced, intelligent woman was in charge of the most powerful country in the world?
Would women’s wages rise toward parity?
Would daycare be accessible and affordable?
Would women entrepreneurs find more funding opportunities?
Would women owned companies find more government contract opportunities?
Would the whole country smell of daisies and roses?
I don’t know. I do know that only a woman understands a woman, and I believe that the best opportunity to have women’s issues seriously addressed, is to have a woman in charge.
Obviously, I’m a Hilary fan, and have been for years, but if you’re cemented in with another candidate, that’s fine with me, I just want to see everyone involved. What I’m suggesting is this, if you’re sitting on the fence – and you’re a woman, it’s o.k. to let the estrogen tip you over. This could be the break that we are all looking for.