By Jennifer Reynolds
What does it mean to you to see the first woman
nominated by a major party for President?
Asked in Rose Valley and Wallingford
It’s exciting. It’s about time. But to be perfectly frank, I look forward to a time when gender is no longer an issue.
It makes me happy and proud to see a woman running for president, but for my children to think this is the norm is the more significant point.
Lauren Conway (left)
“It’s about time” is my first response. This is an incredibly exciting time and as Michelle Obama said, “Because of Hillary Clinton, all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States.”
A female presidential candidate, while exciting and groundbreaking for the US, does not override the basic truth that Hillary Clinton is also the most qualified person in this election cycle. Competence and knowledge should be the standards we hold our elected officials to, regardless of gender. It is worth noting that by elevating a female to our highest office we join some of the most powerful countries in the world, and break down another barrier to achievement for all Americans.
I’m really thrilled. I didn’t think I would see this day, and I only wish my mother and grandmother were here to see it, too.