I wonder who would be elected president of the US if the candidates were:
- a black baptist lesbian
- a straight white male atheist
Assume the candidates have equivalent platforms, and neither is trying to cover up their identity.
On the one hand, atheists are the most selected-against demographic in US politics. On the other, candidate 1 has a whole list of strikes against her.
I think the thing that might work in candidate 2’s favour is that he only has one “hurdle” to overcome; if he can spin his way around that he’s good, but candidate 1 will be accused of favouring each of ethnic minority rights, women’s rights and gay rights over the “real issues” — and will probably be unable to evade all three long enough to focus on whatever she’s actually campaigning on.
I like Jake‘s comment: “There would be no president that year”
Update: upon further inspection, being gay is not far off from being an atheist in terms of being selected against. Maybe it’s cuz nobody could be one a them fags iffen they believed in the Word, so they gotta be a devil-worshippin’ atheist! But wow, look at the breakdown by political ideology!