Let it be stated straightaway: I would have wished that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice would have run for President. I would have thought it rather interesting to see two women fight off this campaign. What the heck? There have been so many campaigns with men running the race, so why not?
Presidency Isn't About Gender
Somehow, that is very true. Nonetheless there is something strange ruminating just under the surface. At the end of the Clinton era we all looked forward to a strong man taking over the reins of the White House. Somehow, the scandals became too much.
With George Bush a continuation of the former Bush-era was repeated. George Jr. was no doubt both a better President than his father, but in other ways he also brought some of the elements of "24" to life...
All the double-talk, hidden agendas, strange policies etc all added to the more than complex puzzle that American politics has become.
In that light, change would be a very welcome part of the 2008-campaign. And while we are at it why not get the one female candidate that everyone seems to like. Condoleezza Rice is that person.
I will keep you all updated on this blog as things unfold. Stay tuned. :-)