…After winning the B.C. Liberal leadership a year ago, Clark had an opportunity to succeed. All she had to do was to model herself on some of the most successful female politicians in the world.
The one thing they all share is a certain level of gravitas.
That’s especially important for female government leaders, who risk being dismissed more easily than their male colleagues because of sexism….
Alberta’s new premier Alison Redford is a good example of this type female government leader in Canada. She’s riding high in the polls in her province, because she’s seen as serious about the job, and not prone to indulging in gimmicks to get voters’ attention.
Clark, on the other hand, thought that she could succeed with gimmicks, starting with her campaign slogan, which purported to put families first on her agenda….