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  • There you go assuming things, because I am an American, and it doesn't frighten me
  • Doesn't scare me at all. Some people are weary of something different or new.
  • I wouldn't say it frightens America. Personally, I don't care if the President is male, female, black, white or purple with green polka-dots. What does scare me is that we might have an ultra-liberal president next, because history shows liberals in the White House are bad for the area where I live.
  • I think America needs a woman pres............juusssttt not this one! Plus i dont see any prob. with an African American pres. I welcome it!
  • It doesn't frighten nearly as much as it use to. In my own lifetime, people have become much more tolerant of surface differences, something I see as a very, very positive development.
  • If we will go on a generic scale, most people are afraid of change. That being said, our minds' creative license goes into overdrive and all the "what can go wrong" scenarios play out in our mind.
  • I agree...some people are afraid of change, I won't say all people and I most certainly will not say that people don't want a black or female president or both. Controversy and diversity come hand in hand and a lot of people, again not all, are uncomfortable with the idea of a "tradition", for lack of a better word, being broken.
  • It doesn't scare me in the least...I'm all for it, either way. I think a lot of the Conservative WASPS are afraid of that prospect. Perhaps because they fear that more minorities might gain the rights they deserve? Just my guess...
  • Generalization is always a bad thing, and that is what you are doing. The media is presenting the current presedential race as more of an issue between white male/female/black man than about the issues that matter.
  • IT doesn`t frighten America to have a woman or black President. If we were talking Mother Theresa or Nelson Mandela I don`t think there would be a problem. But we are talking about a fire breathing feminazi who is as jaded a woman can be. Or a black muslim with shady friends from the Nation of Islam and an even shadier past which we know very little about. I think Americans have a right to be a little apprehensive of these two, especially given the tensions in the world right now.
  • Cause we won't know what to do without him.
  • I'm not afraid of a woman president OR a black president. Not in the least. I am, however, TERRIFIED of a socialist president. I cannot in good faith support either Hillary or Obama because I don't like their POLITICS...not because of their race or gender. I've had people tell me I'm racist because I won't vote for Obama...and tell me that I'm a traitor to women because I won't vote for Hillary.... Shaming me won't work. I will not be shamed into voting for a candidate I cannot, and will not, support.
  • I am a woman and will not vote for Hilllary. I don't think a woman should be president, and what Clinton believes I do not agree with. I do not agree with Obama either. If there was a man who was black and believed what I believed then I would vote for him.
  • who said i was frightened! I think It's Great! Not that I like Hillary at ALL! I'm white and I would vote for Obama!
  • I think it's pretty obvious based on the responses that this isn't true for most Americans. What scares me is the idea that people would vote for either candidate based on their sex/gender or their race. I won't even consider that when I'm choosing who I will vote for.
  • The portion of America that actually is afraid of a black or a woman president is I think a very small and insignificant minority.
  • I don't think that people are scared, I just think people don't like change. Plenty of people are prejudice and racist though so you got that out there as well. GO OBAMA!
  • It doesnt frighten me, I think it would be for America, change is what we need, If they can do the job, and make changes for the better then people should not be fritened.
  • I don't think frighten is the proper word. If a black person ran that held my beliefs I would vote for him. On the other hand I am not one of those oppress the female gender and I believe they definatly have a place in the work world however, that being said, I truly believe that it is much simpler and easier to have a male governing a country, particularly when it comes to some countries that don't allow the female population any freedom. It's mostly a common sense issue for me.
  • Despite some pretty extreme things it has done to both the right and left America is basically a country that is slow to move. Polls indicate very strongly that the country would desisively vote for a generic Democrat over a generic Republlican. Yet the Democrats, in their typical circular firing squad mentality, are giving the country the choice between an old (please excuse me Senator) white woman and a young (no younger than Kennedy or B. Clinton) black man. So (in the opinion of Democratic insiders with whom I have recently spoken) McCain will probably win. Not that I'm going to vote for him.
  • Fear of change, probably.
  • I don't want Clinton or Obama,but I would vote for Condoleezza Rice if she were running as would many other people that I know.
  • I don't think it ''frightens'' people yo...
  • It doesnt frigthen me. I would rather have another woman, run. I dont care what sex or race they are, I care about the issues they stand for.
  • I'm all for having a female president. Someone needs to whip this place into shape.
  • Not America as a whole, but some of us yeah. I'm not scared of a politician because of gender or ethnicity. They just scare me because of the profession they choose.
  • My personal opinion is that Hillary Clinton would be an aweful president. I don't think women should be presidents because we show our emotions too much and it would just end badly. Not to mention a women or black president would probably get assassinated.
  • Was there a poll taken I didn't know about? I have not heard from anyone I know who thinks that at all.
  • it doesn't. we're just looking for someone we can trust.
  • I don't really want to say this because I think a number of you will downrate it but I don't think it's so mucht that the U.S. is afraid of a female president as they are afraid of Hillary. Her track record is not that good and she seems awfully cold. I don't trust her a bit and I don't believe she could make decisions that would really benefit our country. As for Obama, the fact that he is one of the top three already suggests that we aren't afraid of having a black president. If you are voting for someone just because they share your race or gender, you are missing the point of the presidency. Focus on the real issues and how they will lead our country.
  • Give me an American equivalent of Margaret Thatcher and I would vote for her in a minute. I might even vote for Condoleezza Rice. From what I have heard of J. C. Watts, I would not have a problem voting for him either. Obama or Clinton? You would have to put up a Joseph Stalin, Carl Marx, or Vladimir Lenin before I would consider voting for either of them. Even then, it would be a tuff call for me.
  • Because they might do a better job,just kidding.
  • America is frightened by it because it is something new. And honestly, I think the new generation of people are opened minded and ok about having a woman or black president. Its the older generation that seems to have a problem with it.
  • I don't think it does. It's just that these two losers are so unethical and unqualified.

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