Questions support for female candidate

COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 31, 2014 

These days, I am hearing a lot of chatter revolving around a Hillary Clinton candidacy.

Many young folks state they see a decidedly "cool" factor in choosing a female president.

I would submit that the "cool" factor was a large quotient in many young folks selecting our first African-American president. We see how well a person with little or no experience in running a large organization has done in that office relying, it would seem to me, upon our better natures to forgive any shortcomings.

All coolness aside I would ask: Were Hillary a man with exactly the same experience, successes and failures, would he be such an "excellent" candidate so highly vaunted by any political party, gender, race or age group?

Konrad Lau

Sedro-Woolley

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