I’ve been wondering why there really haven’t been any exciting women candidates for president. Hillary Clinton was very qualified but “came off” as cold and unfeminine. Michele Bachmann was an “easy on the eyes” (I know it’s a sexist term but it’s used for both genders.), ball of fire, but came off as a dimwit.
I started to consider the women who impress me most. The qualities that they share are wit and humor. Might we need to turn to comic women in order to fill the presidency?
Erma Bombeck certainly was wise and womanly, with wit. I imagine a President Bombeck offering her best wishes to another world leader over a successful heart transplant. She’d be able to imply, “He was always a heartless creep and this doesn’t change a thing.” while maintaining diplomacy. Americans would love her for the “inside joke” twinkle in her eye.
Yes, I want a funny woman to be president!
All kidding aside, the first woman president of the US will have to come from outside of politics.The political arena just doesn’t produce appealing candidates. Our country isn’t ready for women who appear powerful. Sorry folks, appearances do matter quite a bit. Getting there is half the battle. I propose a sweep. Let’s search through the Women, Humorist, Writer and Scholar arena for presidential material.
A woman can carry the sea shell that her 20 month old randomly handed her on his first trip to the beach in the green Ford that she bought for $1,900.00, in 1972, from the neighbor and always know exactly where it is. About time we give her a chance at managing a nation. Lord knows, she already manages everything else.
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