Are you excited about having a woman as mayor  

CHRIS, ATLANTA
No. We don't need a woman for mayor. I think we needed a man for that job. We already have enough women running this city. We got Beverly Harvard as chief of police, then we got Jackie [Barrett] running the sheriff's office. That's enough right there. We ain't never had a woman for mayor so why should we start now? Women are a little sensitive about certain things where a man can just go in and do the job. Women are just too sensitive for the job.

VANESSA, ATLANTA
If she does a good job, it's a plus. If you don't do a good job and you're a woman, they may rake you over the coals and say you weren't prepared in the first place. But if she does a good job, they'll say "Well, that's a good job for a woman." Media in general does that. They say women are softer, they're more emotional, and they can't handle a job in government. They tried to do it with Hillary Clinton. If a woman cries, she's soft; if a man cries, he's showing great emotion.

KELLIE, ATLANTA
I like women in power. I feel oppressed by the government. If a woman is in office maybe she'll keep my issues in mind not just her own personal issues. Honestly, I don't think she'll make much of a difference, but I'll sleep better at night knowing she's on my team. Women are better equipped to deal with things on a rational level instead of impulsively. I know guys that wake up in the morning and just decide to buy themselves a motorcycle. I don't think Shirley Franklin will do that.

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