I don't have a lot to blog about today,but there's something that's been on my mind for the last couple of days,and I wanted to put it out there into the blogosphere.
Stay with me..
Obama has clearly won the Democratic nomination for President,and there has been much speculation as to whether or not he should choose Hillary as his running mate.
The talking heads that are getting paid big bucks to analyze this situation,are saying that Obama should offer Hillary the VP spot,as a matter of political courtesy,and that Hillary should decline in favor of something more substantial.
I mean,face it,the Vice-President really only has two functions.
Speaker of the house,(yawn)..and taking the helm in the event that the President is incapacitated...Slim pickin's indeed.
Okay,all that makes some measure of sense to me.
There are future forces at work that need to be considered.
These same pundits however,are saying that should Hillary decline the office of Vice-President,it would be bad form for Obama to choose another woman as his running mate...It would be an egregious act of disrespect towards Hillary,as a political pioneer in this country.
After all,Hillary has been at the forefront of breaking ground on this new political turf,women holding one of the top two positions in the executive branch of government.
That she deserves to be the first,seems an historical imperative!
How many women are thinking at this moment,'You go girl!'?..
Here's my question;
What do women want?..Seriously.
The only way I can interpret this,is that it's admirable for Hillary to stand in the way of some other woman's
opportunity to set this new standard of achievement.
And not just admirable,but 'politically correct'!
I can't for the life of me,wrap my mind around this disparity of logic.
Put it this way..
What would our reaction be,if two men
had been in the running,and after his successful campaign Obama proclaimed,..'Oh,..I wouldn't even
consider a woman as my running mate'? ..
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