President Obama Sweet Talks the Ladies for Votes!
Tis’ the season for President Barack Obama to charm voters with that turn it on charisma that brought him to the White House in the first place. Today’s beneficiaries of “Things I actually got done” speech was the Democratic Party's Women's Leadership Forum.
This key constituency is a must if he wants to retain his presidency. With cute little quips about him and the dog barely getting a word in edgewise over Michelle, Sasha, Malia, and his mother in law, to sad tales of his grandmother hitting the glass ceiling at the bank where she worked. President Obama acknowledged, “the fight for women’s rights isn’t finished," and shared his personal stake as a father of two daughters as a personal motivator for seeking equality.
Citing healthcare, mammograms, and the new White House Council on Women and Girls as “enormous strides” he played the room masterfully. Look out Women Leadership Forum, President Obama has first class speaking skills and before you know it you’ll forsake an actual woman candidate for a man. Oh yeah! That happened already. Remember Hillary?
I don’t want to be a naysayer but, when my medical insurance refuses to pay for a $38.00 Ovarian Cancer test in lieu of an MRI which costs $800.00 with my 20% co-pay, I have to wonder what goals were actually accomplished. My family’s healthcare situation is far worse than it was in the Clinton era and insurance companies would rather throw money away on a test that isn’t going to tell my doctor what he needs to know. Neither seems like a crowning achievement.
Women of the 21st century have an extremely daunting existence, juggling our families and jobs that quite often pay us a a third less than a man in the same position. My chosen field is technology, you wouldn’t believe how often I walk into a new client’s office and have a man look at me and say “You’re the computer expert?” With that Godzilla’s walking down Broadway look, as the guy is talking to my chest. I actually asked a man if he’d lost something, he didn’t look me in the face once while talking to me! You’d think I was topless or something.Continued on the next page