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!
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