29 de Octubre, 2007
¡Viva Presidenta Cristina!
ARGENTINA HAS ELECTED its first woman President.
BUENOS AIRES — First Lady Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner appeared to win a sweeping victory Sunday to become Argentina's first elected female president, according to exit polls and early official results. [...]
Fernandez vowed to reach out to all her compatriots 'without rancor, without hatred' and lavished praise on her husband of more than three decades, Kirchner, whom she called "the compañero of all my life.' [...]
Fernandez, a mother of two, said she felt a 'double responsibility,' as a president-elect and as a woman.
'I want to reach out to all women -- to those who have stayed at home, to the factory workers, to the university students, to the professionals and the businesswomen,' she said. 'I know that we can accomplish great work with the special skills that we have.' [...]
Argentina is South America's second-largest country, after Brazil, and third most populous, after Brazil and Colombia.
Fernandez becomes the second woman elected to head a South American government in the last two years, following the election of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet in 2006.
I've been following this recently, and find it very exciting. Personally, I think it is time, overall, for us to give those who mother us and essentially keep our families together (when they hold) a chance at keeping the world together. I was talking to la novia and was saying something about how it won't be too much longer before the world actually is ruled by women. Of course there are many systems in place that keep things moving as expected in many ways, so I don't think this means there will be vast and sweeping changes all at once. Such as here in the USA, where the woman who is touted as preordained, nearly, may as well be any other modern-day man running for office. Same bravado, same war hunger, same positions. We expect it and I think at this stage of the game, many demand it. While I understand this dynamic, I will never support Hillary Clinton. Because I do want a woman to run the country one day. But I want at least what I would want out of a man: sure, strength. But sensitivity, intelligence, compassion, wisdom, and an agenda of Peace—these things interest me deeply. Not that we've had that. But I'm sick of settling. Even while I believe that Hillary could personally kick John Edwards' ass, I'd vote for him first. And I'd vote for Richardson before that, as he is the only unwavering anti-war candidate I've seen yet. Although if you mixed Edwards' concern for the poor with Richardson's anti war stance with Dodd and his pro-Constitution platform, you'd have my vote for sure! You'd have a Frankenstein of a candidate, but I'd vote for it. I mean...what is Hillary even running on? "I'm a Clinton!" That's about it. A vote for Hillary is a vote for Dynasty. Eh. I didn't mean to get all Elections '08 on ya.
Felicidades to President Cristina of Argentina!