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A Woman Holding Office

Of all the places promoting equality and fairness, America is at the top of the metaphorical billboard. And yet, our preaching country has never proffered one thing: a woman as the leader of our fair nation.
It is surprising to realize how few people actually realize that women have run for president or vice president in the past. None of them got on the ballot. I ask myself, "Why is this? Why is it that none of the women become the major party nominees?"
The Philippines, after becoming relatively free when allied with the United States, had a female president quite soon after their democracy was founded. Corazon Aquino held her seat of office from 1986 to 1992 with a capable hand.
Be it stereotypical of me to say this or not, studies in our country have shown that women tend toward the liberal side. I can only suppose that this is because they were degraded and looked down upon for quite a period of time as much as some racial groups. But whatever the case, I believe that a Republican woman would appeal to both major parties than a Democratic one.
A woman running for president would need to garner support from many different groups, even some of the more difficult ones. A few of these would be the once-considered minorities, members of the major United States religions, and the liberals living in California and New York, not to generalize too much.
That woman would have to be fair and forgiving enough to appeal to most of those inclined towards the left wing, but still have enough spunk and aggressiveness to carry the opinion of many of those that tend toward the right wing. She would have to be extremely well balanced in her policies and beliefs.
She would also have to have sufficient popularity and financial backing. Any woman running for president would be starting from scratch, without the endorsements already enjoyed by many other candidates. Without the benefit of a national political organization made to s…

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