There is a lot of speculation as to who would be good to run against Hillary in 2016. I keep hearing Sen. Rand Paul, Congressman Trey Gowdy, Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Mark Rubio, Gov. Bobby Jindal or Gov. Scott Walker. While in any other election year, they would be great choices, in 2016 they aren’t. Why? Because they all have one thing in common, they are all men.
Now don’t get me wrong, I love men. I’m married to one and some of my best friends in the world are men. But if we send in a man at a time when a woman would be the best choice, we are giving our enemy the gun to shoot us with. Those that don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it and if we send in a man, then we are doomed to repeat 2008.
Back then a lot of low-information voters voted for then Sen. Barack Obama because he was black. If we send in a man against Hillary; ANY man, these same people and many others, won’t even consider our guy and vote for Hillary simply because she is a woman. The solution? Don’t send in a man to do a woman’s job. I say level the playing field and send in a woman. That way it nullifies the novelty of voting for a woman and makes it about the issues instead of man against woman. Put a man in against Hillary and the debates will be about sexism. Put in a woman against Hillary and the issues will come forward, like Benghazi.
If the Republicans put up ANY man, then the media and the Democrats will make it about men verses women, the “War on Women” and they’ll paint the Republican Party as sexist and behind-the-times. Let’s make our best case by putting out a female face. Our party has many women that stand out such as Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina, Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and Congressman Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee. For further liberal irritation, let’s put a minority man on the ticket. How about Alan West or Dr. Ben Carson, or Sen. Ted Cruz? In 2016, the man needs to be on the second slot on the ballot.
I can hear some of you saying “That’s playing identity politics.” Yep, it sure is. But the difference is whereas the Democrats went out and found someone with “the look” and “the charisma” but without much of anything else except a deep hatred of America, our party will go out and find the best qualified person for the job for the times and that happens to be a woman.
At any rate, we need to break the stereotype of old, white guy running as the Republican President and put in a fresh face out there and in 2016. With Hillary almost certain to run, that face HAS to be a female face if we want to avoid “voting for someone because they are a black guy or woman” or whatever else you’d like to put in there. We have to learn from our past so as not to repeat our present and have a good future.
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