We need change! Insert male candidate photo here.
But Frank Rich sees Hillary Rodham Clinton running for president, and pronounces
biz as usual. Only if you have a pale white pe—, well, you know.
The Republican field of aging white guys, meanwhile, gets flakier by the day.
To be clear, I’m a big fan of Rich, going back to his (and my) theater days. But excuse me? Since when is the first viable female candidate running for president not a sign of at long last, it’s about time, can we get someone other than white guys change? If ever a column cried out for rhetorical ViagraÂ® Rich’s column today is it.
Seriously, I’m officially fed up.
In what U.S. fantasy does a woman run for president and have a chance of winning if she isn’t part of some established male hierarchy or establishment? In this case we’re talking about the Democratic party and we’re still hearing banchee cries of despair from macho locker rooms everywhere. So much for liberation and liberalism. Ask yourself one question. Do you think any woman running as an independent for president could win? Could any female candidate running outside the structure set up by a bunch of white guys have a chance of being president? If you’re answer is anything but no you need to up your meds.
Either I.Q.s have dropped significantly since the primary began or people think that what Clinton is doing is easy. I’ve said it before, but in order to break the ultimate glass ceiling it’s going to take one politically connected female to get the job done.
This isn’t an endorsement as much as a reality check, not for me, but for many of you.
I’m sick of the growing pack of white males squealing access outrage. To use a very lame analogy, but one that hits home. Try being a female blogger who writes about foreign policy and military issues. Boys always know best (at least in their own minds). Now put that analogy on steroids and apply it to the presidential election. Hillary Clinton is just way too establishment, to insidery. In what world does the first woman win the U.S. presidency and not play by the boys games?
In America, especially when writing, talking or campaiging about serious issues, it’s still better to
have a pe— be Dick than Jane.