President Barack Obama is Influenced by Women

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I was extremely impressed with President Barack Obama’s comments to more than 5,000 women at the BlogHer 2012 Conference, which was held in Manhattan last week.

President Obama thanked the women, and said, “Like every father, I think about the role models that are out there for my daughters, and I worry about what they will run into online.” He said he is a reassured parent, due to “the fact that Sasha and Malia can go to places like BlogHer” and read what “thousands [of] thoughtful women” are writing.

President Obama pointed out that “his policy decisions are influenced by the fact that he is the father of two daughters.” He also has a wife who has, in MY opinion, made more of a positive influence on public opinion than he. Yes, her pursuits are different than those of her husbands, but I kind of like that about her.

Let me start by saying that – if I have to choose – I have always been a Republican. My parents are Republican, my siblings are Republican, and most of my friends are Republican … I have been surrounded for years by a plethora of Republican persuasion. So, I want to make a few things very clear:

I am not attempting to push any political agendas, personal or otherwise; and, I am not trying to sway anyone’s vote.  Honestly, I don’t even know whom I will vote for, when the time comes.

I’d like to simply throw props to our President for one brief, itty-bitty moment. I probably owe it to him anyways; I've voiced a decent amount of negative criticism concerning him over the past term.

But I truly was impressed with his comments!

“Women make up 80 percent of my own household, if you count my mother-in-law,” he said. “Every decision I make is to ensure that all of our daughters, as well as all of our sons, are growing up in a country that allows them to be anything they want to be.”

I like that a lot. I don’t like much when politics are concerned, but I do like those comments. And that’s really all I wanted to say about that.

What do you think?

What do you think?

President Barack Obama is Influenced by Women

Kimberly Shannon is a wife, a mother, an editor, a writer ... She is always working to find the perfect balance¹! After Kimberly received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism, she worked on two master’s degree programs (Creative Writing, and Marriage and Family Therapy). At various times in her life she has signed up to study Naturopathy, only to back out at the last minute, and humored the idea of returning full-time to the world of dance. Kimberly has also started 10 different children ... More

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  1. Profile photo of mamaduke mamaduke says:

    I like that he shows that he’s not only the President, but he’s also a concerned father. He’s definitely shown his "real dad" moments throughout his time in office, and it’s nice to relate to that.

  2. Profile photo of Zenobiasmom Zenobiasmom says:

    I respect it, But I still hate him

  3. Profile photo of nydia rivera nydia rivera says:

    I like him a little better for that. He showed some appreciation!

  4. Profile photo of ErinF ErinF says:

    It’s so encouraging (and unfortunately rare) to see politicians actually taking women’s issues into account. Most men in power don’t place much importance on issues that don’t directly affect them.


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