Forget experience, ideas, even trucks. The real political asset these days is something human and hopefully "available:" the daughter.
Sure, procreating in general can be good for a political career. It shows the candidate is human and capable of producing human gametes. Having a couple kids can also identify someone as a "decent family man" as opposed to, say, a terrorist. For women, the issue is more complicated — can she take care of her kids? How will she fit in both governing and soccer practice? Nonetheless, being a mom is now seen as a qualification for higher office, so kids can help out the ladies as well. But political hopefuls of both genders may want to take a page from Scott Brown's book and birth only girls. Here's why: