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The price of putting a woman into office is that she may feel she has to be a reincarnation of Maggie Thatcher to justify herself in that position.  Or maybe it is that men pre-select those women they will allow into power by allowing only Thatcher wannabes into the game. Certainly many women's libbers I know felt they had to be twice as tough and work twice as hard as the men to get to where the men got to.  

Trump fits that stereotype pretty well too.  Born into money, he can do more or less as he pleases, say whatever, fail any number of times in business, have no educational qualifications or previous public service accomplishments and hey Presto: He's a leader, ready for the White House. Can you imagine a women with a similar track record get past first base?

Hopefully Hillary has learned that she doesn't have to act like a macho man once in office.  No drama Obama could be quite a powerful role model for her. She's also not inheriting a full scale war from him and Isis seems to be on the run. A key test will be how many neo-cons she puts into powerful positions.  Obama has pretty much marginalised the worst of them. We'll see.

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