I am a mature, white, independent (not party affiliated) voter who voted twice for Obama because, in my opinion, he was the better qualified candidate and better represented my views. I believe most of us did so for the very same reasons. Race had nothing to do with it.
Likewise, Clinton should not be judged, positively or negatively, for her gender, nor should Fiorina. Both should be judged on their merit. Clinton has been a worthy U.S. senator and secretary of state. Fiorina has no public service record and is a disgraced corporate executive.
There is still a year to go and much to be heard.
Hilton Head Island