Wednesday, June 09, 2010

A Rising Tide of Women Win Super Tuesday Primaries (Video)

That would be a rising tide of GOP women. . It was a big night for women, mainly GOP women, but maybe the Democratic Party will soon wake up to the dire need to recruit more women. It's true that the Democratic Party has always done better than the GOP Party when it comes to running women candidates, but that's because the GOP wasn't interested in running women. Times have changed. And the Dems better step it up if they don't want to be left in the embarrassed dust.

Thank you, Hillary and Sarah.

Women who won: Nikki Haley, the South Carolina lawmaker, who won by a landslide and just barely missed avoiding a runoff for the Republican governor's nomination. Arkansas conservative Democrat Blanche Lincoln, who defied the odds and the anti incumbent rage in order to squeak in a win. Sharron Angle, Nevada's ultra conservative "tea party" candidate, who will challenge Harry Reid in November. And for the very first time, the GOP has put women at the top of the California ticket. Meg Whitman, the billionaire former eBay chief executive, won the primary for California governor (64-27 -- a landslide!). And former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Carly Fiorina (another landslide: 55-23-18) will challenge Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer for the senate seat in November. Update: Libby Mitchell won the Democratic nomination for the governor's race in Maine! (Thanks Zee!)