Former President Barack Obama recently attended a leadership forum in Singapore where he said: “Now, women, I just want you to know, you are not perfect, but what I can say pretty indisputably is that you’re better than us [men]. I'm absolutely confident that for two years, if every nation on Earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything ... living standards and outcomes.” The Anointed One remarked that he doesn’t plan to return to political leadership and added: "If you look at the world and look at the problems it's usually old people — usually old men — not getting out of the way. It is important for political leaders to try and remind themselves that you are there to do a job, but you are not there for life, you are not there in order to prop up your own sense of self-importance or your own power." This is akin to former President Clinton lecturing candidates to avoid prevaricating……and interns. (Obama actually once said that he and his supporters would slow the “rise of the oceans” and begin to “heal” the planet. Just after he spoke of his “profound humility.”)
Despite his praise of female leadership, Obama hasn’t endorsed a woman for president in 2020, even though the field is down to only two viable female candidates, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Amy Klobuchar. (Oddly enough, The New York Times did endorse Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Both of them.)
The Flawless One has spoken. But all he really did was deign to briefly pat the little ladies on the head while kicking the stool out from beneath his former vice-president’s bottom. (“Old men” should get “out of the way.” Ouch!)
Obama said that women make the best leaders, but his own presidency is proof that isn’t necessarily true. Zing! It is obvious that Michelle wears the pants in that family. Maybe she will yet enter the race. (Get your bag lunches ready, kids!) Margaret Thatcher was a great leader. Hillary Clinton is not. Neither sex is inherently good or inherently bad. Obama was just engaging in a little identity politics virtue-signaling.
Meanwhile, with Sanders surging and Hunter hobbling him, Biden is between Barack and a hard place.