Are You Ready For Hillary Clinton?
Not all women in the USA will automatically vote for her in 2016 simply because is a woman. However, many will! For some, it IS a gender is for historical purposes. If all the women in the USA did vote her and all men voted for someone else, she probably would squeak by with a win, but we know that is not going to happen. There is a sort of "sisterhood" element about this presidential campaign and as time does move on, it will become more of a gender issue for some candidates. One can just hear how some of the male candidates will subtly make this so.
Unless Hillary fails, as she did before against Obama, she will be the Democratic nomination and then what? Will she deliberately select a female Vice President and will this galvanize or polarize those who feel this is a gender issue? Hillary is and has always been a feminist from the 1960's-70's. Some men still have a problem with this, why, I am not so sure, which brings us to, is Hillary qualified?
Most of the Republican candidates pale in experience when compared to her. Even the leader for that party, Jeb Bush. Out of the 17 possible candidates, only five have made formal announcements to run. None of these remotely have the experience or name recognition that Hillary does. They all have niche following and almost zero name recognition across the fifty states. The remaining 12 possible candidates may or may not choose to run. Jeb Bush will, no doubt, Lindsey Graham, Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee, will. As to the others, absolutely no name recognition across America. None of them have the experience Hillary does and her being the Secretary of State, which is only a few steps below the President, almost seals the deal. But, that does not mean, Marco Rubio, could not galvanize many Hispanic and other voters. He will probably be a future president. The only woman candidate is Carly Fiorina, a former Hewlett Packard executive who is usually ranked as one of the worst tech CEO of all time! She tried to get into the U.S. Senate but lost to Barbara Boxer.
So, the U.S. Presidency is Hillary's to lose. How she handled Benghazi, how she handled the email issue after she left Secretary of State, how she may stumble in debates or while on the road campaigning, how she handled foreign policy debacles in Libya, Syria, Russia, will all be under scrutiny from her competitors. How she presents herself and explain her positions will be critical.
Many nations have a woman president or had one, as the campaign heats up, the gender issue will be used only by a desperate candidate and will seem sexist. Stupid. Like many voters, I have already decided to vote for her because there is nothing being offered that is any better from the Republicans or fellow Democrats.