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Thread #98226   Message #1951072
Posted By: Wolfgang
29-Jan-07 - 07:12 AM
Thread Name: BS: Hillary is in the race for President
Subject: RE: BS: Hillary is in the race for President
The USA may be different, but there is an interesting puzzle in Germany which reminds me the Ms. Clinton electability problem.

When asked directly whether they would ever vote for a woman, a homosexual, an atheist roughly 5 - 10 %(nearer to 5 for a woman, nearer to 10 else) of the German population say never, under no circumstance. But when they actually vote this 5 to 10 % disadvantage disappears completely. Most of our elections are so close that a 10 % difference would mean a sure victory for the other side.

We now have a woman in office and two of our lands are governed by gays. One of them even announced it openly before the election and made the "confession" part of his campaign speech.