The best part of this story is the graf way down in the story about someone asking Democratic Senate candidate Amy Tressider ifs she was not quailfied to run due to her status as a stay at home mom.
Which reporter asked that question ?
Raising five children and managing a household seems like a job to me. Of course, I have had to answer lots of dumb questions over the years. Last year, having zero children was billed as a disqualifier in some circles. And of course there is the 'can a bar owner be a mayor ?' slam.
People will always be judged by a variety of criteria and the list is as long as the list of voters.
Actually, one of the reasons more people don't run for office is that if you have a regular nine to five job, you do not have the option of becoming what is necessary to win and that is being a full time candidate.
Actually raising five children as a stay at home mom puts Ms. Tressider on a par with Ann Romney.
Watertown Daily Times | Amy Tresidder, Oswego County legislator, launches bid against Sen. Ritchie