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  1. Ryan Rambach says:

    Hillary Clinton is one of the most qualified candidates to ever seek the U.S Presidency. She has broken all barriers for women in American politics yet the Sanders’s campaign continually labels her as “unqualified” to be President of the United States. Sanders typically cites her 2003 Iraq War vote and her history of corporate donations as major disqualifying attributes, although there is a clear double standard that is being applied when it comes to Hillary Clinton and her male, Democratic counterparts. In 2004, Sanders endorsed both John Kerry and John Edwards for the Democratic ticket (both of whom had supported Bush’s war resolution) yet their senate votes did not “disqualify” them from the potential of presidential leadership in Sander’s eyes. Barack Obama received donations in the millions from Goldman Sachs executives in both his 2008 and 2012 presidential bids. Again, Sanders never labeled Barack Obama “unqualified” to be president.

    It is an outrage for Sanders to declare that Hillary Clinton is not qualified because she is a woman who has shared political positions with men in the Democratic Party. It is because of gender biased, male politicians like Bernie Sanders that many women do not want to enter the political arena for fear of being attacked by men and being labeled “unqualified” for office. To say that a woman – Hillary Clinton – the first female partner of the Rose Law Firm, the former First Lady who led the Task Force on National Health Care Reform, the former United States Senator from New York, the former U.S. Secretary of State is not qualified to be President of the United States is pretty much beyond words. If Hillary Clinton is not qualified, can any woman be qualified in Bernie Sander’s eyes?

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