Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

How we vote -

Through the social network Connection Well, I have met Razorwire, who has a political social network.  If you are interested in joining his political social network, let me know.  He has a fascinating array of up-to-date information on the election process.

I take the following comment from it today.

I know that there is a piece of me, who as a woman, wants to see a woman president.   The first time I voted, I voted for Shirley Chisholm. Talk about a long shot.  I can often be counted on to support the one who loses, though I have a few in the win column.  Anyway, I certainly want any child to think a woman can be president.  

An Andrew Sullivan reader writes

I intended to vote for Obama this morning and my husband for Hillary. But on the way to the polling place, my five year old daughter asked who we were voting for. I said, "Mommy is voting for a nice man named Barack Obama and Daddy is voting for a nice woman named Hillary Clinton." She replied, "But I thought only men were presidents." It was a punch to the gut. So I took her in with me and let her push the button on the electronic screen for Hillary. (My husband ended up switching and voting for Obama at the last minute so it all evened out.) You can call me a racist if you want, but I don't want any one else's daughter to say the same thing to her mother in four years.


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