Sen. George McGovern, D-SD — whose endorsement of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, you may recall we broke here on this blog — seemed to indicate to the AP in a story that just hopped onto the wires that he thinks Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, has a better chance of getting the Democratic presidential nomination than Clinton.
Because, said the 1972 Democratic presidential nominee, "I have a feeling that in this country where we’re at today in our thinking, it’s going to be harder to elect a woman than to elect a black man…I wish that
weren’t true … I’d love to see Hillary as president."
McGovern says some men he’s spoken with say that a woman isn’t ready for the responsibility.
"Some guy will say, ‘Well, I think that’s too big a job for a woman, I don’t think she can handle those terrorists,"’ he said. "I think we’ve never had a woman so well qualified that’s on the national scene."