Skip to comments.Clinton faces gender gap as she stumps in Iowa
Posted on 08/21/2007 7:57:48 AM PDT by SmithL
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A pair of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's worst nightmares trudged past a giant blue "Hillary for President" sign outside the Iowa State Fair here with palpable disgust.
"Hillary can go to hell," said Alice Aszman, 66, a Democrat from Ottumwa. "I'll never vote for her. I don't think a woman should be president. I think a man should. They've got more authority."
Her husband, Daniel, 50, also a Democrat, agreed: "I think women should stay home instead of being boss."
That's not what Clinton wants to hear from voters like the Aszmans, who described themselves as "working-class." But there's also no question that, even as Clinton, the New York Democrat, widens her lead in national polls of Democratic voters, becoming the first female president won't be easy.
Appealing to female voters as a sister-in-arms won't be enough to win the White House, and a potentially worrisome gender gap has emerged in polls between levels of male and female support for Clinton.
A July poll of likely Democratic caucus-goers by the University of Iowa found that Clinton had 30 percent support among women and 18 percent among men. By comparison, there was no difference in gender support for Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, who got 21 percent from both men and women.
The same poll found that 32 percent of women strongly agreed that Clinton was electable, while only 14 percent of men did.
Clinton brings special baggage to the campaign, demonized as she was through the 1990s by conservative talk-show hosts haranguing the white male voters whom Clinton must woo now. That's one reason Clinton has the highest "disapproval ratings" among Democrats, ranging into the mid-40s in national polls.
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FAKE FAKE FAKE
This is another attempt by Hillary’s team to “guilt” people into voting for her.
“If you don’t support Hillary, you obviously want women to have to stay at home and subjugated to a man.”
What about the little Aszmans ?
Eschew the Shrew
Hillarycare, White House Travel Office, Vince Foster's death, having nothing to do with it, of course.
That would make a GREAT bumper sticker.
Alice Aszman, of Ottumwa, leads from the audience in a dance that started in Spain but spent month after month as the No. 1 song in America, The Macarena, during International Day at the Quincy Place Mall Saturday. Courier photo/Mark Newman
Bless the little shriveled black hearts of the MSM-it’s not Shillary’s own fault that she has high negatives, it’s all the fault of those wicked conservative talk show hosts “demonising” her. It’s now “demonisation” to hold a person accountable for their own words and actions.
Gender is a minor issue compared to this wench’s penchant for her communist role models.
It is possible to agree with the general conclusion--i.e. that Hillary would make a miserable president--without agreeing with the reasoning that brought some people to that conclusion. And I strongly disagree with the reasoning stated above.
However, as someone else has pointed out, this may all be just a plant, to try to persuade Iowans (and others) to support Hillary out of a misplaced sense of guilt.
voters fault - as always.
I will not vote for any Socialist, male or female.
“becoming the first female president won’t be easy. “
No, becoming the first openly Stalinist president won’t be easy. At least former commies who made it to the WH were able to somewhat hide their leanings.
Clinton brings special baggage to the campaign, demonized as she was through the 1990s by conservative talk-show hosts haranguing the white male voters whom Clinton must woo now.The thought of another 14+ months of a Hillary-as-victim campaign is enough to make me puke.
“clinton faces gender gap....”
don’t these people ever go away?
“Bush, Clinton, Bush...CLINTON?? Stop the insanity!”
It’s the socialism, stupid!
Most of the Clinton fatigue is due to the use of the same ol'/same ol' tactics they ALWAYS use.....
“A pair of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s worst nightmares trudged past a giant blue “Hillary for President” sign outside the Iowa State Fair here with palpable disgust.
“Hillary can go to hell,” said Alice Aszman, 66, a Democrat from Ottumwa. “I’ll never vote for her. I don’t think a woman should be president. I think a man should. They’ve got more authority.”
Her husband, Daniel, 50, also a Democrat, agreed: “I think women should stay home instead of being boss.”
What a cheap shot, and anyone that would believe this should have their head examined. In fact, the person that wrote this should have their head examined.
Stories like this may shut some people up, but it won’t change the way that they think - or vote.
Very aptly expressed.
If she's not careful, she'll end up looking like Emperor Palpatine from the "Star Wars" series.
Perhaps in the middle of the story, he realized that he'd better not risk losing his job.
Quite a photo there. She could play a high school principal or head nurse in a sanitarium.
This McClatchy writer apparently blames "conservative talk show hosts" for her "special baggage." Surely he's got it backwards. Her Royal Thighness "packed" her mountains of "special baggage" as a result of her own moral bankruptcy. The "vast right wing conspiracy" was a paranoid delusion of hers concocted out of thin air when the "baggage" was exposed for the everyone to see.
For every Aszman, there’s a Girlyman who will vote for Hillary just because of her chromosomes.
Thanks for the ping!
How can one who is already a demon be "demonized"?
I just heard a rumor that one the people Hillary wanted to be a “Hillstar” in Southern California just talked to the political editor in Washington and told them a blockbuster story about a trial coming to Los Angeles. They were pretty much astounded at the info.
Indeed. But she can’t guilt people into electing her.
The main thing was exercising authority that belonged to her husband, not her. She acted as thorugh she were her husband’s prime minister, not his wife.
That's a "keeper".
It’s getting harder and harder to watch local nooz now.
The bias is overwhelming.
I agree. The victim card is going to get real old, real fast.
And I strongly disagree with the reasoning stated above.
I don't disagree one bit. I will never vote for a woman president. Never. Ever.
“Eschew the Shrew”
Excellent. I want a bumpersticker.
This is the flipside of the "lifelong republican" now being for Obama. These people are shills for a "poor picked-on Hillary" campaign. I don't believe this for a second. Who even talks like this?
That is certainly your right. As it is your right to refuse to vote for someone on the basis or race, ethnicity, or any of the characteristics of one's birth.
But you might want to bear in mind that gender did not seem to be an impediment to Margaret Thatcher's performance in the UK in the 1980s.
Of course, Hillary is no Margaret Thatcher. I oppose Hillary because (1) she is a closet leftist, who vacillates between making centrist noises (for general-election purposes) and trying to mollify the leftist base of her chosen party; and (2) she is plainly Machiavellian--which is to say, principle-free--but for more on this, see the previous point.
But if you sincerely believe that all women are, by definition, unfit to serve as president, then we will just have to agree to disagree.
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