On Women Voters & Job Qualifications

On Thursday, October 9, NBC Nightly News reported that Barack Obama is ahead in the polls and went on to explain his lead. Turns out it’s largely because of women.

Shame on the Republicans for thinking that choosing a woman vice presidential candidate would guarantee their ticket the female vote.

Women care about the issues. Women are well read, informed, and concerned about the future. Even women who gush over the GOP hockey mom (“I like Sarah”) realize it’s going to take more than spunk to lead the country through these troubled times. When you ask them if Palin could assume the job of president there’s dead silence.

It’s a question worth asking, especially given John McCain’s age and medical history.

And while we’re on the topic of age, why is there an age requirement to become president—a person must be at least 35—but no restriction at the other end?

But I digress. The point is qualifications matter, especially for this extremely important job.

Look at the situation in our country today. Look at the world. Then look at the current White House occupant’s performance review. Talk about a testament to the importance of qualifications. We’re living with the ramifications of a very bad hire.

Paula Santonocito
Career Editor, SingleMindedWomen.com