Madame President?


Will 2016 turn out to be the year when American voters get tired of the testosterone-laden, heavy hand of a man sitting in the big chair behind the desk of the Oval Office?

Will 2016 be the year when American voters turn to the more gentle, estrogen-laced woman to lead our military in times of peace and war?

Many across this nation are crying out that it is indeed the time for a female president. The leader of the free world is the prize and the top of the “glass ceiling” which the “gentler” and “fairer” sex has yet to break through.

The choice of a Madame President is not limited, as many seem to believe, to either a Democrat or a Republican. Most people immediately think of Her Royal Consort Hillary Rodham Clinton as the woman to make the break. Some talk of former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina as the right female.

But not all women are Republicans nor Democrats. There are countless independents out there who sway this way or that way depending on the issue or the candidate.

If you are ready for a woman president, but want someone other than a Democrat or Republican – read Clinton or Fiorina –  or maybe a Democrat or Republican you haven’t heard about, here are some options:

Declared Republican Candidate

Shawna Sterling – MORE

Possible Democratic Candidates

Amy Klobuchar – Minnesota Senator – MORE

Claire McCaskill – Missouri Sneator – MORE

Janet Napolitano – Former Homeland Secretary & Arizona Governor – MORE

Elizabeth Warren – Massachusetts Senator – MORE

Declared Green Party Candidate

Jean Stein – 2012 Green Party Nominee  & Physician – MORE

Potential Green Party Candidate

Cynthia McKinney – Former Georgia Congresswoman – MORE

Libertarian Party Declared Candidate

Joy Waymire – Veteran & Spiritual Visionary – MORE

Independent Declared Candidates

Lynn Sandra Kahn – Executive Consultant – MORE

Tami Stainfield – Computer Science & Political Studies – MORE

Samm Tittle – Entrepreneur – MORE

From the Cornfield, looking through the stalks and the cacti in the Desert, while at this point in the political time clock it is not possible to know how valid the claim that 2016 will be the year that estrogen beats out testosterone, there are choices to be made.

American voters are not limited to HRC or Carly. The chances of the other women running to stake a claim for Americans hearts are slim, but doable.

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I am Mark Ivy, a born and bred Hoosier.
I am father to two wonderful sons, Dave and Kev, of whom I am very proud;
two terrific daughters-in-law, Anna and Hailey; three beautiful granddaughters, Dylan, Alaina and Amelia.

On May 9, 2017, my lung specialist hit me with the news I had maybe six months to live if the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the damage caused by the histoplasmosis described below, ran its normal course. I am now on hospice at home. Content and ready to cross over the river to the other side.

On September 2, 2014, I was diagnosed with disseminated histoplasmosis, a fungal infection, discovered by a biopsy of my larynx.
The infection is fatal if left untreated. For 2 1/2 years I lived under a death sentence being misdiagnosed
with a non-specific bacterial infection which left my right lung a “dried up sponge” and non-functioning.
I was aggressively treated for the infection with antifungals.
The treatment ended October of 2015 and fortunately did not take two years.

I suffer from chronic Horton’s Syndrome. The effects vary widely causing various problems.
Statistically, Horton’s affects only 0.1% of the population. Major depression also attacks me regularly.

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