Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Obama, 1st Woman Prez

President Bill Clinton was declared our first black President. The NY Post has decided that Barack Obama would be first woman President if elected.
Yet it's not only Obama's policies and strategies that appeal to women. He is like a woman: slim, good looking, with long elegant fingers, appealingly dressed - all terms more typically ascribed to female candidates. Women are gravitating to Obama out of a different urge - the desire to invite him to our book club, join him for coffee or have him coach our child's soccer team. He embodies many of the positive characteristics we tend to regard as feminine: sensitive and empathetic, seeking to find common ground and minimize conflict, not taking power for granted. We've yet to catch Obama beating up an opponent

Bill Clinton took the "first black President" as a compliment. I don't think Obama would consider the title "first woman President" as one. Really, what real man wants to be described as a woman.

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