UPDATE 12/8/22: Posted originally August, 2020, who would know which emerging female conservatives praised would live up to the hoopla? Time passes, leopards show their spots.
UPDATE 8/17/23: As predicted below (8/29/20), Nikki Haley is determined to go the purple (moderate/RINOesque) route. In her campaign for the POTUS nomination, she has betrayed a major disconnect with the Republican MAGA base fully behind Trump when she emphasizes her female chromosomal make-up. She might take a tip from Margaret Thatcher who became one of Britain’s greatest Prime Ministers on the basis of unshakeable principle and competence, not pandering to the ID Politics crowd.
UPDATE 12/8/22: An article this week announcing dismissal of a libel lawsuit by flashy Baltimore candidate Kim Klacik against Candace Owens comes as news to these quarters. According to Owens, Klacik’s dazzling, high-heeled campaign walk through squalid, Inner City Baltimore was marred by some willful financial hanky-panky. Were all the tributes and contributions received from across the country solicited in bad faith? Or is it just practicality forcing her to cut and run to avoid a costly legal battle against a better-funded opponent? One suspects this once-rising star has become a faded flash with little prospect of a successful political future.
A much-appreciated freedom-loving Red State Governor during the lockdowns, Kristi Noem remains an enigmatic wait-and-see.
On a reassuring positive note living up to the post’s original hopes, Candace Owens remains a major political/journalistic presence, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders is now Governor of Arkansas. And Kayleigh McEnany just became a mom for the second time.
ORIGINAL POST 8/29/20: Young ladies aspiring to high political office would do well to study a select gathering of prominent females in the 21st century Donkey Party Hall Of Shame. How’s it done on the Left side of the tracks? Minus any personal charm or charisma whatsoever, one might coast in on the coattails of a talented husband (Mrs. Bill Clinton); one might coast in under a talented boyfriend (#HeelsUpHarris); or if you are Michigander nightmare Gretchen “Nurse Wretched” Whitmer or hearts-full-of-love Nancy-On-A-Broomstick Pelosi (the daughter of a prominent Big City politician), one can visibly prove that a woman is capable of being as vicious, mendacious, cold, corrupt, power-hungry, all-out-vile as any man. For each, the indispensable ingredient for success has been a totalitarian mania for control based on the very bad ideas of collectivism, progressivism, socialism or communism. Very bad ideas for the average Little Person, a great deal for ambitious girls wanting to live like queens among the obedient peasantry.
ON THE OTHER HAND, whoever you are and from wherever or whatever background you originate: if you possess character and common sense, the ability to think rationally and formulate ideas that work and GENUINELY benefit human beings, you may very well have a political future worth pursuing.
America (or really any place else) has not produced her equal yet; but committed Conservatives yearn for the next Margaret Thatcher. Her place in history, alongside that of our own Ronald Reagan, sets the standard for what principled men and women with good ideas can accomplish in politics.
Governor Kristi Noem of South Dakota is now a veteran in the trenches and moving up to national office. She’s a fresh, bracing Midwestern breeze that bodes well for the future.
Kim Klacik is newly sprung on the scene, her sudden leap into prominence based on a dazzling campaign ad for her Congressional run in Baltimore followed by an appearance at the Republican National Convention. She is the desperately needed voice of the Inner City Black crying out for release from the Democratically created/ perpetuated urban plantation that is ongoing blood on the hands of the Democratic Party. Ms. Klacik has picked The Issue.
Based on her solid presence, this writer’s money is on Candace Owens. Dennis Prager obviously concurs and has given her a prominent podium in his estimable Prager U. She is a consistent fount of inspiration, clear thinking and graceful, focused action.
The current and immediately past Presidential Press Secretaries, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kayleigh McEnany, have literally been on the battlefront lines, taking daily blows from Trump’s most insidious enemies in the MSM and returning them handily with more than equal opposite force.
[There is a prominent omission here: the jury’s out on Nikki Haley despite a creditable record as Trump’s UN envoy. Her earlier anti-Trump snark and purplish history (mixing liberal blue with conservative red) has made her suspiciously appealing to the Trump-loathing Left. Remember “Maverick” McCain. Remember Romney. Be forewarned about “moderation.” RINO alert.]
So you ask, which Party truly reflects the thinking American’s woman? Take one quick, honest look at that quartet of harridans first mentioned above and their Women’s March with its pussy hats, anti-Semites and anGRRRRRRy women just in case you might be at a crossroads. If only all of life’s choices were as clear.
Whoever persists and prevails for the long haul, it is heartening to know that conservatives ideas are being made real in action each day by talented, courageous, vital young women. For men fortunate enough to have loved and counted on good mothers, sisters, wives and daughters, there are few things more reassuring.