Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM.
The simple or rather simplistic
answer to why the U.S. isn't
ready for a female President
is basically that the U.S. is
still much more sexist (and
racist) than they/we want to
let on. For instance, the extent
that sexist jokes are still
told and accepted. To find more
concrete information about this
you should look at The White
House Project -- www.thewhitehouseproject.org.
This is a public education campaign
to promote the idea that a woman
can run for President.
Also, you should reference
the work of Kathleen Hull Jamison
at the Annenberg School of Communication
at the University of Pennsylvania.
Also, there is a program at
the John F. Kennedy School of
Government at Harvard University
called Women Leaders Worldwide--initiated
by a woman named Laura Liswood.
They/she has looked at women
leaders around the world. This
will have good information for
you to compare/contrast with.
I hope these suggestions help
- good luck.