Party official thinks male candidates are "out of line" for running for office

Article here. Gee, I always thought it was the right of any given eligible adult citizen in a republic like ours to try to run for political office. Guess if they're not of "the right sex", SOME people think otherwise. Excerpt:

'Just as the women’s marches and #MeToo helped define 2017, the surging numbers of female candidates have defined the midterm races now underway. Yet for all that, the November elections may not produce a similar surge in the number of women in Congress.
Republicans, meanwhile, have endorsed a woman, Pearl Kim, a daughter of South Korean immigrants and a former county prosecutor and deputy state attorney general who could appeal to the well-educated women who have long been considered swing voters in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

“I honestly feel the men who stepped in are out of line,” said Rachel Amdur, the vice chairwoman of the Haverford Democratic Committee, which has stayed neutral in the race. “This is what women do, women recognize it’s not their year all the time. Men do not.”

“The drivers of the Democrats are women,” she said. “It makes me crazy that when it comes to voting, people say, ‘Oh, we’ve got to have the man.’”

Ashley Lunkenheimer, a Democratic candidate who is a former federal prosecutor and whose campaign literature prominently features her wife and three young children, agreed. “This is not us versus them,” she told the audience at the recent Saturday meet-and-greet. “But we have a moment.”'

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"The drivers of the Democrats are women,” she said. “It makes me crazy that when it comes to voting, people say, ‘Oh, we’ve got to have the man.’”

She's basically saying, or, rather, perhaps hoping, that the Demo Party is "the women's party". This is a bad idea. This is as bad as being a business but only wanting to do business with women. Or, pick another group. Any group. Ultimately such a strategy will put you out of business. But it doesn't surprise me there are women in the Demo Party who seek to make it "the party of women".

I've speculated that the Demo Party is a takeover target for feminists and it's comments like hers that do little to dissuade me of that notion.

And do voters actually in general think, "I should vote for the man... BECAUSE he is a man."? Maybe at some time in the past they would have, even female voters might have, but I doubt that's true today.

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i think the gender/sex chaos principle should rule here. you can only vote (as a dem) for women who were once men. pubs will need to back the men who were once women. of course independents are free to 'switch hit' as it were and vote for men or women who were once women or men. undecided voters will as usual be free to make last minute decisions based on what people once may or may not have been. recently added was the rule that if you like a candidate in another party, you must change genders yourself to switch your vote. (the rules committee figured it would make your vote more sure). for other questions one must check w/ the judges from 'dancing w/ the stars' for answers. grandfathered in will be those votes that always arrive at the last minute in the trunk of some very expensive cars driven by some very interesting people, or so they told me to say.

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