Man or woman doesn't matter to me and I don't think it matters for most people. I think it is more about "which" woman. Thirty-Four women have run for President since 1872, and 86 have run for Vice President. 15 women have run for VP since 2004 and 4 women ran for VP along with Sarah Palin in 2008, but you never heard about them.
I think which woman seems to be more important. A lot of people loved Sarah Palin because she was Republican, and a lot of women, who would love to see a woman in the Whitehouse, hated Sarah Palin, because she was a republican. Its not just about a woman in the Whitehouse, its about which woman too.
As far as man or woman/why? Again either is fine with me as long as they are a strong leader and can get Congress behind them and improve our standing on the world stage.
RE: Blondie... don't you mean international problems? LOL.