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Unless you have been living under a rock you know that next year we will be electing our next President. There are many qualified and intelligent people running for the job. In case you really did just join us, one of those candidates is Hillary Clinton.
Yesterday in Iowa, at a town hall meeting, Secretary Clinton was asked a hard hitting question by a young woman in the audience. This young woman had an opportunity few of us get. Just imagine it, you are at a campaign event, you have an opportunity to ask one question to help you and others decide if the woman before you should be the next leader of the free world. Your turn at the mic comes up. You clear your throat and you fire away.
Would you rather be the President or Beyonce?
Go back and read it again. I’ll wait.
And I know what you are thinking, and yes, THIS WAS REAL.
This woman actually stood up and asked Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, Senator from New York, Yale Law grad, former attorney for the Children’s Defense Fund, co-founder of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, First Lady of both Arkansas and the United States if she would rather do what she had spent her whole adult life working toward or trade it all in to be Queen Bey.
Now don’t get me wrong. I love me some Beyonce. She is a smart, talented, a savvy business woman and as fierce as all get out. But why in the world would Hillary want to be anyone but herself?
And now, my question, why is it only female politicians who get asked crap like this? How come no one asks Trump if he would rather be Brad Pitt? Or Cruz if he would rather be George Clooney? Who knows maybe Ben Carson would rather be Justin Timberlake? Seriously?
I assert no one asks men questions like this because everyone assumes that if they’re running, of course they want to be President. And honestly, what woman in her right mind would want to be President? I mean, President is a hard job. Women aren’t really suited to run the world. Unless of course you ask Beyonce. I’m pretty sure she thinks girls can run the world.