(Change: Being the first is always difficult.)
US voters don’t look at the president and believe his actions and behaviors represent the entire US white male population.
People can separate the president from the race or gender of which he is a member.
They just think of him as the president.
This doesn’t seem to be true for female or African American presidential candidates.
I wonder how many African American or female presidents it will take before we don’t even notice a candidate’s race or gender.