Tuesday, December 4, 2007

You don't have to be a sexist to oppose Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy -- but it helps

Hillary Clinton would make a better president than any of the Republican candidates for the job, but she's not my first choice. I prefer Barack Obama.

Clinton's gender has nothing to do with my choice in this matter. Nor is it necessarily a factor in the attitudes of some of the other folks who prefer some other candidate. But let's not kid ourselves. There are a whole lot of people out there who have deep-seated misgivings about the very idea of a woman serving as president, and lots of them see certain traits they would admire in a man as unattractive in a woman.

Robin Gerber of the Gallup Organization has an interesting take on the situation.

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