(Closed) Madam President

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: A Madam President?
    Hell yes and soon! : (56 votes)
    62 %
    Yes, but not until I'm old and grey. : (23 votes)
    25 %
    Nope and it sucks. : (4 votes)
    4 %
    No and I don't think it's a big deal. : (8 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 2
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Elizabeth Warren, Tulsi Gabbard, Nina Turner. They all have great chances of becoming president. Similar to Bernie sanders with a populist message who would’ve won against Trump according to every single poll and even new polls. Modern Americans desire populism, politicians who don’t act or speak like politicians, who speak for the working class, who are real. It’s why HRC lost. The DNC put up an establishment candidate in the worst year to do it.

    So I predict in 2020 if any of those women ran, they would have an excellent chance especially after 4years of right wing extremism. People vote when they believe in the message.

    Post # 3
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    2331 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Absolutely! 

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I’m ALL for having a female president, but just like any other person running she has to really capture my attention

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    This country is clearly not ready for a female president. Had a male candidate ran against Trump, even with the email scandal, he would have won. And with the election of Trump, women’s rights just went back 50 years.

    Post # 6
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    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Warren 2020!!!!! I was saying before the election that I hoped she would run in 2020 even if HRC won.

    madam president. It’s going to happen. Not this time, but soon. There was a time in my life when I never thought I would see it, but HRC for all her flaws did pave the way. I can literally taste it now. 

    Post # 7
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    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee

     

    breatheandrelax :  I disagree, I know many conservatives (men + women) who would’ve voted for Condoleeza Rice this past election cycle over Trump.

    I think a Democratic woman, literally any one other than Clinton, could have a fair shot (pp’s mentioned Warren, for example). Also, there’s several up and coming women in the Republican party that I can see people rallying behind. I think, like anything else, it needs to be the right person/candidate.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    Who knows.  It’d be interesting to see if perhaps a woman would shake things up. While women do, on average, manage things differently than men–at least in developing countries, where my friends do research on such things–that can’t be said for *all* women.  Plus, it’s totally possible that for any woman to be able to become president in this political climate she cannot be particularly different than a male counterpart.  

    In the end, I just want the best person for the job doing the job.

    Warren would be amazing.

    Post # 9
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I absolutely disagree with anyone saying that Clinton would have won if she wasn’t a female.

    I do think I will see a female president in my lifetime and I think the first PP mentioned a few women who have a good chance. That being said, I would never vote for a female just because she’s a female. 

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 1988

    breatheandrelax :  I respectfully disagree, HRC won the popular vote but lost the electoral vote. 

     

    Post # 11
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    6633 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I think there’s a huge chance we’ll have a female president in our lifetime.  And when that occurs, no matter whose party she is in, I hope she is someone we can all come to respect and admire, even if we don’t agree with all of their views – case in point: Barack Obama.  Class act.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Yes, for sure.

    I was wondering when Australia would get our first female PM, and in 2010 Julia Gillard came from almost nowhere.  Granted the US system is different, but I don’t see why not. And your country has elected plenty of female governors.

    And I don’t want to harp on the electoral college system again (everyone knew the rules going in), but Clinton’s problem wasn’t getting votes, it was getting votes in the right areas. 

    Just anecdotally from my contacts, some of Trump’s worst offences were neutralised because people said, “But does Trump treat women any worse than Bill Clinton? And Hillary stood by Bill”. Other women won’t have that handicap. 

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    People can disagree with me all you want, but if this country was so accepting and respectful of women, why did that misogynist still win? 47.5% of votes went to him even though might not be majority of the popular votes. I’m extremely sad. This is not the America I have grown to love. 

    Post # 14
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    234 posts
    Helper bee

    Yes, but it will take a few years. I do not mean to sound harsh at all but I do want to state a fact – as soon as the baby boomers start to die off and the majority of voters will be Gen X + millenials, who desperately want change. Not Hillary Clinton type of change and definitely not Trump type of change. We wanted Bernie Sanders type of change and I believe we will get that soon and in the form of a woman.

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I realize that this is neither here nor there for most people, but my mum wrote a paper when she was in high school about the election of a woman president. It has been a dream of hers since then. She is now 76 and likely doesn’t have many more election cycles to wait to see it happen. I am crushed that Clinton did not win – not as much because I loved Clinton, but because I want so desperately for my mum to see it before she dies. I very, VERY much hope she does.

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