The First Female Candidate

Posted: October 4, 2017 in Social Commentary

By R.C. Seely

AFTER HAVING THE FIRST BLACK president in the United States, the identity politics Progressives wanted to break the next milestone–the first female president. They threw everything behind Hillary Clinton, in an effort to demonstrate to the world that America is all about change. 

    The campaign made it sound like Clinton was the only option for this, dispite the GOP offering Carly Fiorina and Michelle Bachman. Or green candidate Jill Stein, who would have also satisfied another first being the first third-party president. This is by no means an endorsement of any of these former candidates and I didn’t support any of them because of their stances on the issues.

    Even before 2016 there were female presidential candidates but they were all third-party candidates. The first was Victoria Woodhull, running under the Equal Rights Party in 1872. The first to receive an electorial vote was Libertarian Party Vice Presidential candidate Toni Nathan in 1972. The first to be on the ballot was Lenora Fulani in 1988, under the New Alliance Party. She would have been not only the first third party female president but the first black president, where were the progressives then? Cynthia McKinney was the first female candidate from the Green Party, beating Stein in that honor.

    That was third-party and many don’t care about them anyways, Clinton was the first duolopy candidate right? No, to that as well. The first there was encouraged by Dwight Eisenhower in 1960, but Oveta Hobby declined to run. In 1964, the Republican Party nominated Magaret Chase Smith. Smith qualified in six state primaries and got 25% of the vote. Not bad for the “victim” candidate.

    The Democratic Party doesn’t really care about advancing women in any way. It’s about maintaining control in the political climate. It’s agenda is to keep the country in a coin toss decision of which party rules, heads or tails, and nothing else. Yes, they support their women Senators and toute that up, but would turn on the in an instant if they didn’t stick strictly to party lines. Gender, race, sexual preference, still comes second to that no matter what they claim. 

    Minorities got the “right to vote” before women, since Obama beat out Clinton, apparently race still beats out gender.

R.C. Seely is the founder of americanuslibertae.com and ALTV. He has also written books on pop culture the most recent Victims of White Male: How Victim Culture Victimizes Society is available at Amazon.

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