I was reading at The Other McCain this morning and saw a video ad for Republican Sarah Steelman detailing why voters must send corrupt Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) back home in the next election. I vaguely remembered that Steelman, currently the Missouri State Treasurer, was highly touted in the past by some Left media. Turns out, it was the New York Times in May 2008, which put her among a list of seventeen women most likely to be the first female president of the U.S. I note that they also muse there are few women to look forward to, and especially few Republican women! What a difference three years can make. See a video below.
Assuming that Hillary passes on a run, the NYT characterizes the first female president this way:
That woman will come from the South, or west of the Mississippi. She will be a Democrat who has won in a red state, or a Republican who has emerged from the private sector to run for governor. She will have executive experience, and have served in a job like attorney general, where she will have proven herself to be “a fighter” (a caring one, of course).
She will be young enough to qualify as postfeminist (in the way Senator Barack Obama has come off as postracial), unencumbered by the battles of the past. She will be married with children, but not young children. She will be emphasizing her experience, and wearing, yes, pantsuits.
Just an observation, but an amusingly important one: Sarah Steelman will NOT be wearing Hillary-pants.
Republicans in the discussion along with Sarah Steelman, are Meg Whitman, Carly Fiorina, Sarah Palin, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Condelessa Rice. I won’t go through the Democrats but it is worth noting that Chelsea Clinton and Maria Shriver are mentioned.
Visit The Other McCain for the new, powerful ad Steelman is running against McCaskill. The following video gives a good sense of who Sarah Steelman is. She is deeply rooted in Republicanism, and in the video it leads me to believe, those roots reach all the way to Conservatism, but maybe not. As with all candidates, she deserves scrutiny, as I know little about her – but she is not Claire McCaskill. Steelman’s husband was a Republican leader in the Missouri House, and her father-in-law a state party chairman.
Read an impressive letter at River Rising Review written by Sarah Steelman, which recounts an inspiring meeting with an Iraqi man who says he is 54 years old, but was born 11 years ago when he came to the United States.
Sarah Steelman for U.S. Senate (video)