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Will the next POTUS be a woman?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by JGrubbs, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. JGrubbs

    JGrubbs New Member

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    Vaira Vike-Freiberga became the first woman to head an Eastern European country when she was elected president of Latvia in 1999. She was re-elected in 2003.

    Luisa Diogo was appointed last year to be the first female prime minister of Mozambique.

    In November Angela Merkel was elected as Germany's first female chancellor.

    In Finland on Sunday, Tarja Halonen, the first woman president there, took 46 percent of the vote in her re-election bid.

    Chile's first woman president, socialist Michelle Bachelet won the Chilean elections after defeating the right-wing Sebastián Piñera.

    Africa greeted its first female elected head of state as Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf was sworn in as Liberia's president.

    Will we see the first female president elected in the 2008 or 2012?
     
  2. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    Condi! Condi! Condi! Condi!!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. billwald

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    More likely Mrs Clinton.
     
  4. Johnv

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    You mean Geena Davis?


    Seriously, the American people aren't read for one yet, regardless of party. I'm guessing at least a decade for a female POTUS, probably at least 20 more for a black POTUS, and I don't think we will see a Jewish POTUS in my lifetime. I've got no problem with any myself.
     
  5. Scott J

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    I doubt it.

    Condi says she isn't running. At this point, we should leave her alone.

    Hillary wants to be prez... but the skeletons in her closet are beginning to pile up. The GOP would have to run.... say Bob Dole for her to win. Of course, they probably have a few Bobs on the shelf who "should" get the nomination because they've waited their turn.

    I dislike McCain but suspect he will be the GOP nominee. The Dems will then face a dilemna. If they don't run a Californian or someone with strong CA appeal then McCain's "maverick" image will probably be enough to carry that state- or at least bring it strongly into play which still spells defeat for the Dems. They can't win if they have to spend resources in CA.

    He'll win most of the other "Red" states by default. He will probably also include a large dose of running against his own party's corruption to further promote his populist image... which no other serious GOP contender can do.

    Face it. He is a Republican Bill Clinton with regard to political savvy. He has separated enough from Bush and the party establishment to claim independence while at the same time operating as a key player in that same establishment.

    In 2008, it pays off.
     
  6. Scott J

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    You mean Geena Davis?


    Seriously, the American people aren't read for one yet, regardless of party. I'm guessing at least a decade for a female POTUS, probably at least 20 more for a black POTUS, and I don't think we will see a Jewish POTUS in my lifetime. I've got no problem with any myself.
    </font>[/QUOTE]I disagree. I think the right black or woman conservative Republican could win right now.

    I think it will be longer than that before a liberal black or woman can win... which is why Hillary is determined to re-cast herself as a centrist if not slightly to the right of center.

    Jews are such a small minority that I am not sure their ethnicity/race is a factor.

    Of course all of this changes if either party has a brain cramp like the GOP did when they ran Dole against the very defeatable Bill Clinton. What could they have possibly been thinking?
     
  7. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy Well-Known Member

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    Scott, I hope the GOP does not vote for McCain; I would never vote for him.

    I say that Hillary is very strong in 2008 if the Democrats can hold their coalition together. The country seems to favor big government and the lower wages that high taxes cause.
     
  8. mozier

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    I almost actually want Hillary Rodham to become president.

    Why? Because it is always easier and more fun to be the opposition.
     
  9. Scott J

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    Watch for the names Blackwell (Ohio), Steele (Maryland), and Swann (Penn) over the next few years.

    Especially Blackwell who may very well win the Ohio governorship. He is a powerful, unapologetic Reaganite that happens to be black. His Christianity and appeal to "Urban League" sympathetic black voters could more than overcome any residual racism in "red states".

    His biggest problem is that his own party fears his conservative idealism.
     
  10. hillclimber

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    I don't think the US will ever elect a woman to POTUS. If J. McCain doesn't melt down, and I believe he will, he will get the nod. If he does melt down, George Allen will get it. Hillary has way too much closet debris in her way. And mozier, you got that right, as Hannity and Rush et al, will have a gay old time.
     
  11. OldRegular

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    Hillary Rodham will likely be elected. Then the Bush Haters on this forum can bow at the feet of Socialism.
     
  12. OldRegular

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    John McCain is too much like some of the people on this Forum to win the Republican nomination. He might run as an independent and ensure the election of Hillary Rodham.

    Democrats on this Forum have proven that there cannot be too much debris in the closet of their chosen.
     
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    Naw, Congress will still be in the hands of Republicans, so not too much harm will be imposed by shillary.
     
  14. OldRegular

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    Naw, Congress will still be in the hands of Republicans, so not too much harm will be imposed by shillary. </font>[/QUOTE]The only trouble is that there are a number of Republican Senators who would pull a Jeffords, namely, Snowe, Collins, and Chafee.
     
  15. KenH

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    I wouldn't bet on it, especially the U.S. Senate.
     
  16. poncho

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    Congress is in the hands of the globalists, same as the demopublican and republicrat parties. Anyone that gets to sit in the oval office is going to be a globalist and work for the government of by and for globalists. It matters not one whit who becomes "POTUS" they will not work for or be accountable to the people. :rolleyes:
     
  17. hillclimber

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    I think we (Republicans) will pick up some seats this fall, as more and more Dem's become disillusioned with their party.

    This scorched earth policy the dem's have employed since early in the clinton adm. is coming back to bite them.
     
  18. StraightAndNarrow

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    I think McCain would be a problem for Democrats because many of us like him including myself. Right now, I can't think of a Democratic candidate I would like over McCain except possible John Edwards coming back.

    On the other hand, if the Democrats came up with a true fiscal conservative/social moderate there might be significant Republican crossover from those who are fed up with the reckless spending of the current administration.
     
  19. hillclimber

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    A true fiscal conservative/social moderate? In the Democratic Party? With any chance of winning in the primaries. Don't think so.

    But saw Barak (sp) Obama on Tim Russert's show this AM and he's one smooth character. He's a riser in the Dem party because they've lately looked a bit foolish in the race wars.
     
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    It would be nice to have a candidate who stands strictly on constitutional principles. I don't see that happening from any party.
     
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