History will record that in 2016, the United States elected its first female president. Is that so surprising? Not really. Women represent 51 percent of the U.S. population, and with a united vote they could elect the woman of their choosing regardless of the male vote.
Tradition has it that Great Britain’s first prime minister came to power in 1721. It took the British 258 years to elect their first female prime minister — Margaret Thatcher, in 1979. George Washington became our first president in 1789. Only 227 years later, history has given us two choices for our first female president — Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina — with distinctly contrasting styles, beliefs, philosophies and policy positions. We truly have a choice.
Barack Obama showed in 2008 that the United States was ready to embrace diversity with a black president. In 2016, the time for a woman is now. God bless our nation and the woman we choose to lead her.
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