Can and Should A Woman be President? (Part 1)

As you all hopefully know, Hillary Rodham Clinton, recently announced that she is running for president as a democratic candidate for our country, the United States of America. All I can think is, wouldn’t it be great to have our first woman president?

I can’t seem to think there would be anything wrong with it, but there is already much resistance to the idea of having a woman as president, but why? Look at all the women presidents who have already had their terms in power:

  1.  Head of State Khertek Anichimaa-Toka, People’s Republic of Tannu Tuva
  2. Acting Head of State Sühbaataryn Yanjmaa, Mongolia
  3. Acting Head of State Song Qingling, China
  4. Executive President Maria Estella Martínez de Perón, Argentina
  5. Interim Executive President Lydia Gueiler Tejada, Bolivia
  6. President Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, Iceland
  7. Captain Regent Maria Lea Pedini Angelini, San Marino
  8. President Agatha Barbara, Malta
  9. Captain Regent Gloriana Ranocchini, San Marino
  10. Acting Head of State Carmen Pereira, Guinea Bissau
  11. Executive President Maria Corazón Sumulong Cojuangco Aquino, The Philippines
  12. Acting President Ertha Pascal-Trouillot, Haiti
  13. Acting Head of State Dr. Sabine Bergmann-Pohl, East-Germany
  14. Executive President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, Nicaragua
  15. President Mary Robinson, Ireland
  16. Captain Regent Edda Ceccoli, San Marino
  17. Captain Regent Patrizia Busignani, San Marino
  18. Acting Head of State Sylvie Kinigi, Burundi
  19. Executive President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Sri Lanka
  20. Chairman of the Council of State Ruth Sando Perry, Liberia
  21. Acting Executive President Rosalia Arteaga Serrano de Fernández de Córdova, Ecuador
  22. President Mary McAleese, Ireland
  23. Executive President Janet Jagan, Guyana 
  24. President of the Confederation Ruth Dreifuss, Switzerland
  25. Captain Regent Rosa Zafferani, San Marino
  26. President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, Latvia
  27. Executive President Mireya Moscoso Rodrígez, Panama
  28. President Tarja Halonen, Finland
  29. Capitano Reggente Maria Domenica Michelotti, San Marino
  30. Executive President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, The Philippines
  31. Executive President Megawati Sukarnoputri, Indonesia
  32. Acting President Natasa Micic, Serbia
  33. Capitano Reggente Valeria Ciavatta, San Marino
  34. Acting Executive President Nino Burjanadze, Georgia
  35. Acting Joint Head of State Barbara Prammer, Austria
  36. Capitano Reggente Fausta Simona Morganti, San Marino
  37. Executive President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Liberia
  38. Executive President Michelle Bachelet Jeria, Chile
  39. President of the Confederation Micheline Calmy-Rey, Switzerland
  40. Acting President Dalia Itzik, Israel
  41. President Pratibha Patil, India
  42. Executive President Cristina Fernández  de Kirchner, Argentina
  43. Acting President Dr. Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri, South Africa
  44. Capitano Reggente Assunta Meloni, San Marino
  45. Interim President Rose Francine Rogombé, Gabon
  46. President Dalia Grybauskaitė, Lithuania
  47. President of the Confederation Doris Leuthard, Switzerland
  48. President Roza Otunbayeva, Kyrgyzstan
  49. President Laura Chinchilla Miranda, Costa Rica
  50. President Dilma Vana Linhares Rousseff, Brazil
  51. Capitano Reggente Maria Luisa Berti, San Marino 
  52. President Atifete Jahjaga, Kosovo
  53. President of the Confederation Eveline Widmer-SclumpfSwitzerland
  54. Acting President Monique Ohsan-Bellepeau, Mauritius 
  55. Acting President Slavica Dukic-Dejanovic, Serbia 
  56. President Joyce Banda, Malawi
  57. Capitano Reggente Denise Bronzetti, San Marino
  58. President Park Geun-hye, South Korea
  59. Capitano Reggente Antonella Mularoni, San Marino
  60.  Capitano Reggente Anna Maria Muccioli, San Marino
  61. Acting Head of State Catherine Samba-Panza, Central African Republic
  62. President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Malta
  63. President Simonetta Sommaruga, Switzerland
  64. President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, Croatia 
  65. Presidential-Nominee Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Mauritius


So if countries around the world have succeeded with women presidents, why couldn’t the USA do it? Aren’t we “supposed” to be the leading country in morals and political standards for the rest of the world?

Could it be because:


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