"The fight for a U.S. presidential nomination is far more punishing than anything most female leaders face anywhere else in the world. Margaret Thatcher, inevitably held up as the example to which all ambitious women should aspire, won her party's leadership. Only afterward did she become British prime minister. If the merciless British media had months of primaries to devote to analyzing Thatcher's every move, wardrobe change and political pronouncement, it is unlikely even she would have survived such a sustained assault. But, she didn't have to."
~ Janet Bagnall (The Gazette)