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Maybe the reason coverage has inherent bias against women is because we seem primed to accept the President as Top Authority/President as CEO models.

What would change if we talked about President as Communicator/ Teacher/ Consensus builder instead?
@NicolleDWallace @jmpalmieri
Instead of expecting Presidents to lead by dictate, what if we expected a president to lead by consensus-building, to teach us in deed and word to be the best citizens we could be in service of our nation, and to teach the rest of the world how true leaders serve?
You know, kind of like the skill set that a second- or fourth-grade-teacher has... depending on the inflections in how polarized the learning environment is, and how well-behaved the students are.
Teachers are always responsible for both the safety of their students and helping students realize their full potential at the same time; shifting between team-building and collaboration and top-down management as the situation demands.
If they're good, they inspire and improve the lives of their students... and if they're bad, they can totally fuck over the future of everybody in the room for the rest of their lives, impacting generations to come.
So why not have THAT as a standard by which we discuss 'electability' - would you trust the candidate to care for and teach your children how to be good citizens?

Would you leave your child alone in a room with them?
And why not have a test of skill - require candidates to get certified as substitute teachers... instead of going on listening tours to meet with voters ( who, for some reason, don't have to work during the day ), have them serve as substitute teachers for a couple months.
If you want to really see how well they can adapt to stress and uncertainty, picking up shifts* at schools around the country as they travel for rallies - hitting at least one urban, one suburban, and one rural grade school in each state.

* at least half-day
And bonus: parents can even send along questions - ensuring there's exposure not just to partisan allies, but to every possible point on the political spectrum.

So long as the question is considered acceptable to ask in a second-grade classroom, it's fair game.
But if you require everyone to register as a sub teacher to be on the ballot in all 50 states, that will help to ensure basic literacy, sufficient cognitive skills, and most importantly, suitable temperament
And since some parties are apparently incapable of or unwilling to perform basic bg checks, at least that way we'll know that they cleared the basic FBI background check and there is an absence of known criminal history or violent or predatory behaviour.
Because if you can't trust someone to be in charge of 30 7-year-olds for 8 hours, how can you trust them to be in charge of the policy decisions that shape their future for them and future generations?
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