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Race, Gender, and Age – the 2008 Presidential Race

Posted Friday, February 29, 2008

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No matter which candidate ends up in the Oval Office next November – it will be a “first.” It’s down to a woman, an African American, or the oldest president ever to assume office. Issues aside, will the basic facts of age, race and gender influence your vote? How important is it to have a woman or a black man in the White House? And how old is too old? Breaking glass ceilings, tearing down walls, combating ageism on The Sound of Ideas.


Government/Politics, Aging/The Elderly


Barbara Danforth, Executive Director of the YWCA of Greater Cleveland
Ambassador Derek Shearer, Chevalier Professor of Diplomacy, Office of Global Affairs, Occidental College
Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Ohio’s 11th Congressional District

Additional Information

Gender Gap and Voting Behavior, CAWP, Eagleton Institute of Politics - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Derek Shearer's Blog on The Huffington Post, Sex, Race and Presidential Politics
Obama's Age Gap: Is It Race? CBS's Dick Meyer Says Older Americans Have So Far Proven Unwilling To Vote For Barack Obama
Politics of Sex and Race, By Suzanne Fields
Race, age, gender, religion and the presidency,

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