The members of the new women’s online community wowOwow.com voted on which four women they would like to see on Mt. Rushmore. As a man, I think that three of the choices make perfect sense. Eleanor Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks would, to me, all be worthy of this type of recognition. They are all Americans who made great contributions to our society. The fourth choice was Hillary Clinton. Hmm, one of these things is not like the others. Can you guess which one?
They voted Hillary Clinton in over Harriet Tubman and Mother Theresa. I guess freeing 300 slaves through the Underground Railroad, or dedicating your life to helping the poorest of the poor isn’t as important as standing by your cheating hubby, so that you can run for a decade later. Please can anyone tell me one contribution she has made to her country that would make her worthy of being placed in the same category as the other three?
Then again, the readers didn’t vote Oprah on, so they do deserve some credit. An interesting question is which is the more important female American today, Oprah Winfrey, or Hillary Clinton? I understand the powerful symbolism that the Clinton campaign evokes in many women. I understand the desire to see the first female president in their lifetime, but isn’t it more important to vote for someone based on their ideas? The best of all worlds for Democrats may be to have an African American woman running. Look out America, here comes Oprah in 2012!!