I’ve tried to stay out of the political “you-know-what-storm” (okay, the shit-storm), that has been going on. But tonight I’m jumping in…. With a question. And it’s a big question.
Why CAN’T a woman RUN a country like ours?
Women run corporations, families, large and small businesses. Women are MORE than capable of leading a country. But why has it been so hard for America to accept that fact? Women are smart. Women are tough. Women are compassionate. Women are leaders. Women are STRONG. All are qualities our country desperately needs right now from the next leader.
A female running a country is nothing new. New for America? Yes. New for the world? No.
Here is an eye-opening list of other countries’ female leaders….
Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark
Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of The United Kingdom
Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand
Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of Argentina
Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil
Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia
Sheik Hasina Wajed, Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Johanna Sigurdardottir, Prime Minister of Iceland
Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica
Tarja Halonen, President of Finland
Dalia Grybauskaite, President of Lithuania
Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
What a list. What an amazing contribution women have made to the world.
So please, please, please… ignore the fact that the BEST candidate is a female. Forget it. Completely. And instead focus on the fact that we have an incredibly smart, capable, sharp, tough, mentally stable (and I don’t say that one lightly, especially in comparison to her competition!) …and STRONG candidate to vote for in November.
It’s simple: Women Rock. There is no reason a woman can’t be in charge of our great nation. Try and remember that through all this craziness. Vote for the person, and their ability and skills. Not for the fact that they are male or female.