Author Topic: Democrat 2020 presidential nominee?  (Read 1152 times)

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Offline segnosaur

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Re: Democrat 2020 presidential nominee?
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2018, 01:21:10 pm »
You only have to look at their qualifications compared to some of the rubes who are in office. Men have had the political world to themselves and centuries to screw things up, time to give some ladies a turn.
I agree that there should be qualified people elected to office. And I agree that there are many women who are much more qualified than some of the current crop of elected politicians.

The problem is, people don't always vote for 'qualifications'.

Look at Clinton... massively more qualified than Trump, in terms of government experience, knowledge, integrity. Yet the U.S. is currently run by Stubby McBonespurs, an individual who had never held elected political office, who had no government experience, and who's history of running businesses seemed to have more failures than successes. Yet voters took a look at the bigotry he was spouting and said "Yeah give me some of that".

Being the most qualified is of no benefit if you get rejected by the voters, and I don't think its too out of line to recognize that women are at a political disadvantage (unfair as it is). I remember seen the results of a poll that showed that roughly 1 in 10 people would never consider voting for a woman. (I tried to dig up the article but it seems to be lost in a google-mess of midterm results.)