Retrospectacle: A Neuroscience Blog

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You never see graphs this clean in science. But I think most 65-plussers are just angry at and afraid of everything, so this poll might be moot.

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Democrats 60%, Republicans 40%. Hmmmmm. I guess we should all just go work at Hooters and let the menfolk do the figgerin’. (Kidding, mostly.)

From PollingPoint.


  1. #1 Brandon
    August 9, 2006

    Well, I think it would be great to have a woman as President. I mean, she could cook for the other world leaders when they come to visit, and I bet the capital building would be spotless with all the cleaning. And look at how much vacation GW took off… why, that’s plenty of time for child rearing!

    Let’s see… did I miss an offensive stereotype.. oh, damn. Forgot about putting on makeup in the car. Guess I’ll save that for the women in combat post (have you seen a woman park a tank?!?!).

    I would like to see a woman president, if only for the swift kick in the nuts it would be to the religious right. Other than that, it’s the same thing as if a man was. The problem is that if she’s horrible, everyone will be afraid to criticize for fear of being labeled sexist. There will be a war of wishy-washy words across the country about whether the good aspects are because she’s female, or if the policies of a woman will reflect poorly on the US in Islamic nations, etc etc. Expect to see a load of qualifiers and preeemptive apologies before any sentence even alluding to her sex when it does happen.

  2. #2 Robert P
    August 9, 2006

    There was a story recently about Democratic voters that were calling her things like a horrid b**ch. The person said he had never heard people from the same party utter such angry things about a candidate for President.

  3. #3 Julie Stahlhut
    August 9, 2006

    I don’t have particularly strong feelings about Hillary Clinton as a politician. I live in New York State, and will undoubtedly vote for her. I’ve never mistaken her (nor her husband) for a true progressive, but for now she’s the best we’ve got. We can’t all live in Connecticut.

    That said: Of all the Presidential spouses during my lifetime, she’s the one I most strongly respect, because unlike the other First Ladies (Who came up with that patronizing title? Gag!) that I remember, Hillary didn’t check her spine at the door of the White House. I’m sure that there have been other potential Hillary Clintons or Eleanor Roosevelts out there, but the press and the public have always treated the wives of presidents like dog crap whenever they’ve dared to express their own opinions.

  4. #4 Shelley Batts
    August 9, 2006

    I second that Julie!!

  5. #5 CK Loo
    August 10, 2006

    You know surprises me a little, that sex is still an issue when it comes to electing presidents. I find it strange that people still consider it a question whether Americans are ready for a woman president or not. And it truly blows my mind that there are people who think that they aren’t.

    I don’t understand why it’s an issue at all whether the president has a weiner or not. Who really cares? I mean even Pakistan has had a female prime minister. It’s odd how regressive the US is regarding the sex of its leaders.

  6. #6 natural cynic
    August 10, 2006

    Almost 40% now way from the R’s?

    Scratch one Condi.

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