It’s an ad for the new EMILY’s List campaign, Madam President, which is about the need for a woman POTUS. You might also enjoy the campaign video, in which a gaggle of eloquent little girls snort at the idea that only boys can grow up to be President.
I disagree with the claim that “there’s one glass ceiling left to shatter,” because I think there are many more than that. The tumblr 100 Percent Men is proof of that. And, if my choice were between a dude President who committed to addressing gender inequities and a woman President who was, say, anti-choice, I’d choose the substantive over the symbolic.
Still, I really appreciate this video’s suggestion that our first woman President has already been born, and though the woman being sworn in at the end appears to be white (specifically, she kind of appears to be an Elizabeth Warren body double), the racial diversity among the little girls is telling and, I think, great.
If you want to learn more about the #MPOTUS campaign, EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock will be doing a tweetchat with @HelloGiggles at 3pm ET today.