“Obama has never shown proper regard for a campaign she (Hillary) believes was as historic an achievement as his,” according to an article in Time. It is a zero sum game to make the comparison between overcoming American racism vs. sexism. Just the same, here’s some perspective. There are about twice as many females as blacks serving in Congress.. We have had 29 female governors and only two black governors. Of course we had Ferraro run for VP. How many women who “didn’t know their place” were lynched by the Klan?
Add to the positions of power women have achieved in the United States the fact that England, India, Switzerland, Ireland, Finland, Chili, the Philipines and Germany among many other countries (see list) have or have had women as presidents or prime ministers.
True enough that this does not diminish the fact that Hillary Clinton came “this close” to breaking America’s rigid sexist presidential glass ceiling. This is a significant accomplishment.
With some noteworthy female exceptions like Benazir Bhutto (eldest child of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto) and Indira Ghandi (daughter of India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru) Hillary can thank a family member for opening the door to her own political career.
If Obama looses and she runs in 2012 I’ll campaign for one of her opponents in the primary. If she wins I’ll vote for her, but I will do so mentally holding my nose to avoid the memory of the stench of self-serving resentment emanating from her today.
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and then there’s this: Romney vs. Clinton in 2012