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Offline Omni

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Re: Democrat 2020 presidential nominee?
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2018, 01:33:11 pm »
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.)

Except that in the last federal somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 million more voters cast ballots for Hillary, but it was that goofy EC thingy that put old Boney BS in office. They should dump the EC and let the ballots speak. I do agree though I think there still is a mentality that wants to keep women hunkered down in either the kitchen or the bedroom.