Any poll will tell you that the vast majority of Americans favor electing the president by a national popular vote over our dysfunctional Electoral College system. This should be no surprise. The current system makes most Americans irrelevant in electing their most powerful elected office.
Christine Todd Whitman was the first female governor of New Jersey, from 1994 to 2001. She served as served in the cabinet of President George W. Bush as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from 2001 to 2003. Here she answers questions from Todays Mama.
Female politicians have made big waves this past year. The first female speaker of the house was sworn in, the most popular governor in America is a woman, and now the NY Times editorial board recommends electing the first female president (even though the Times ran an article addressing political nepotism). Women still remain underrepresented in elected office, accounting for 24%of state legislators, 18% of governors, and about 16% of Congress.
Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain has certainly caused a lot of buzz in the media with his selection of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate. Our friends at theREBUTTAL have provided “two sides” to this unfolding story.