"If Hillary Clinton becomes U.S. president in November, women could be running the Western World by January." That is the lead-in to an article by Linda Bassett on Huffington Post. Here are some points to back this up:
1. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is arguably the most powerful leader in the European Union, as well as head of Germany, the leading national economy in Europe.
2. Hillary Clinton is an 80% favorite to win the United States presidency, according to Nate Silver's latest 538 predictions. This would make her the unofficial "Leader of the Free World."
3. Janet Yellen, head of the U. S. Federal Reserve, is arguably the most powerful economic leader in the world, with massive influence over global financial markets and the U.S. economy.
4. Christine Lagarde of France is beginning her second term as head of the IMF (International Monetary Fund), which in effect makes her the world's top banker.
5. Theresa May, Britain's Home Secretary, is running to succeed David Cameron as leader of the Tory Party and thus the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Since Boris Johnson took himself out of the running and Michael Gove showed himself to be a duplicitous opportunist, Theresa May is likely to emerge as the front runner to be Britain's Prime Minister within a few weeks.
6. Christine Figueres, who orchestrated the historic global climate change deal in Paris last year, plans to run for the position of United Nations Secretary General, it's top leadership post.
And, of course, there's Queen Elizabeth herself, as well as heads of state in: Scotland, Norway, Poland, Croatia, Chile, Bangladesh, Liberia, Namibia, South Korea, Taiwan, Myanmar and others.
And in history, we've had Golda Meir, Indira Ghandi, Margaret Thatcher, Cleopatra, and numerous powerful queens and a tzarina or two.
So, what say we double down and elect the first two-woman team of Clinton-Warren !!