There’s a belief, often expressed, that America would never elect a female President.
Perhaps that explains why first Hillary four years ago and now Kamala, are never seen wearing dresses. Instead they wear pants suits and in my view suffer for it.
A similar belief applied to Catholics until Kennedy disproved it. Thus we no longer hear this despite Biden being Catholic.
The same thing was said about blacks then along came Obama.
The fact is Americans readily elect women as Senators, Congress-Women, State Governors and mayors.
The fact that to date there’s only been one woman Presidential candidate, namely Hillary, but that doesn’t disprove my assertion that this belief is a myth to the contrary.
For reasons I could never fathom there was a weird disdain for Hillary but she still gained almost 3 million more votes than Trump and was denied the Presidency only because of the undemocratic process. In short the belief is a myth.
Worldwide, only Africa and Moslem nations excepted, women Presidents and Prime Ministers are common-place.
So back to pants suits. Why for God’s sake? Helen Clark mostly wore them but Jacinda never does.
Merkel mostly does but Thatcher never did.
They’re unbecoming and drab compared with the colour and dash offered by a dress and women candidates shouldn’t shy from them.
Kamala is a good-looking woman which is always a head start and she should exploit this advantage.
Should she find herself the Vice-President I hope she’ll revert to a dress, therein adding to her appeal.