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The Democratic Party should embrace an all-female ticket and a platform centered around health care, income equality, diplomacy, humility and human rights—right now.

Should the best man win? That is not the right question. Are there women in the Democratic Party who can do a better job than Donald Trump? That’s the right question.

Gillibrand and Oprah, Warren and Harris, hell, Michelle and Hillary, I don’t give a damn. There are 100 women . . . scratch that, there are 1,000 women . . . scratch that, there are a million women who could do a better job than Trump and the Republicans in running this country. Let’s pick two.

Let’s break the glass ceiling and banish the louts once and for all.

Because It’s Time

Ninety-nine years, 364 days, 23 hours and 59 minutes — and not a minute more!

Women secured the right to vote with passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920. Women shouldn’t have to wait another day, no less another four to eight years to run the show.

Lindy West, writing in the New York Times about Louis C.K., said, “The solution isn’t more solemn acknowledgments from powerful male comedians. We have those. The solution is putting people in positions of power who are not male, not straight, not cisgender, not white. This is not taking something away unfairly — it is restoring opportunity that has been historically withheld.” Simply swap out “comedians” and insert “politicians,” and you get where I’m coming from.

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