Whatever motivates someone to vote, gender is among the greatest insults. In a tough campaign against bright and skilled opponents, Hillary Clinton might need to rely on the gender vote to get by. Too bad!
Is a Hillary a woman? No. She is a presidential candidate. That she is a she should not be part of any discussion. But, wait, it is, you say, just look at this blog.
Is Barack Obama black? Is Mitt Romney a Mormon? Is Mike Huckabee formally a fatso?
What? Are we such a nimble-twitted mindless pile of voters we are judging a candidate's quality by such personal info? How many people said that people who voted for George Bush because he claimed to be a Christian (he's a United Methodist) are idiots?
I'll show an idiot: anyone who said this, yet is voting on the gender or race card.
Sadly, as you see in the in this Reuters piece, Hillary's gender will make a difference to "make history." By voting for her because she was born, as Bill Cosby has said, as an apple "without a stem," we are choosing to tell her, "Hillary, you aren't smart enough or experienced enough to win on your own, but, for a girl, you are pretty good."
Find a better reason to vote for a candidate.
related: I Don't Care Anymore: Why We Aren't Voting Values and Issues