05/29/2013 01:20 pm ET Updated Jul 29, 2013

Waiting For Madam President

WASHINGTON -- Momentum to elect more women to high office, specifically to break the ultimate glass ceiling and elect a woman as president in the United States, has gone into high gear here with Emily's List's Madam President campaign, a fund-raising drive that in just a few weeks has gained thousands of new followers and thousands of dollars in donations.

Introducing the campaign with the panache and verve she is widely acknowledged as bringing to her role as president of Emily's List, Stephanie Schriock proclaimed that "Americans are ready to elect a woman to the White House. Our polling shows that 90 percent of Americans would consider voting for a woman president and 75 percent believe that a woman president would be a good thing for the country.

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