Amer­ica wasn’t ready for a woman pres­i­dent

NOW Magazine - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

I think both Gary Free­man and Norm Wilner missed a huge point re­gard­ing the U.S. elec­tion: almost 10 mil­lion fewer peo­ple voted for Clin­ton than did for Obama in 2008. Repub­li­can vote to­tals in both 2008 and 2012 were almost iden­ti­cal.

Trump didn’t in­crease the num­ber of Repub­li­can vot­ers at all; Clin­ton sim­ply didn’t in­spire Democrats to come out to sup­port her (or any­one else, ap­par­ently). And while voter sup­pres­sion in the South may have slightly con­trib­uted to that, I hon­estly think mid­dle Amer­ica just wasn’t ready to have a woman on top.

Gord MacKay Toronto

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