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29 May 2011

Size Matters

The taller candidate tends to win presidential elections.  This could bode well for Romney or Pawlenty (both reportedly 6'2" or taller, compared to Obama at 6'1").

How would height affect a female candidate's chances?  Would a six foot tall woman appear stronger... or too strong?  Would a short woman emphasize cultural worries about paternal vs. maternal presidential instincts?

I long for the day that we have a woman in the oval office.  I don't think I'll ever see it happen, but I do long for it.  I do not long for the likely onslaught of "presidential tampon" humor.

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