Skip to comments.Clinton Revises Remark on Women in Miss.
Posted on 03/08/2008 9:16:20 AM PST by MNJohnnie
Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton tried to backpedal Friday from comments she made in October suggesting Mississippi was a backward place for women's progress.
Speaking to radio station WJZD-FM in Gulfport, Miss., the former first lady said the comments she made about the state in the run up to the Iowa caucuses "were not exactly what I said," even though they came directly from an interview she gave to the Des Moines Register in October.
Clinton was on a campaign swing through Mississippi before Tuesday's Democratic presidential primary.
The newspaper quoted the New York senator discussing Iowa and Mississippi being the only states that have never elected a woman governor or sent a woman to Congress.
"How can Iowa be ranked with Mississippi? That's not what I see. That's not the quality. That's not the communitarianism; that's not the openness I see in Iowa," Hillary Clinton told the newspaper then - a remark that prompted immediate criticism from Mississippi Republicans.
Rival Barack Obama has been running radio ads in Mississippi calling Clinton's comments insulting to the state.
Friday, Clinton tried to downplay the remarks.
"What I said is what I learned is that neither Iowa or Mississippi had ever elected a woman statewide and I referenced the fact that I was the first woman elected statewide in New York and I told the Iowans that they had a chance to try to change that and now in Mississippi giving Mississippi voters a chance to change that," Clinton said in the radio interview.
Clinton said she was surprised that "neither Iowa nor Mississippi has broken through to being able to elect a woman statewide."
"You know there's a lot of strong women from both those states, and it's time that women had a chance to have full equality in the political process. It didn't happen in Iowa, it hasn't happened in Mississippi. and it's time that it be changed," she said.
Mississippi voters have elected several women to statewide office including two lieutenant governors, but no governor or member of Congress.
No worries...I understood just exactly what you meant, and you were right.
And, if you don't believe her, just ask her. ;o)
Yep...never married, and no children.
Her career was her life.
I saw Dave Owen, a radio talk show host in Meridian, on FNC today.
Bubba was in Meridian last night.
Dave said she’s in trouble in MS because of her remarks.
There are some who would have voted for her who aren’t now.
He said that she tried to backtrack, and spin those remarks.
It backfired on her, and they are madder than ever.
She would have done better to leave it alone.
BTW, my mother is voting for Hillary on Tuesday.
I bet she’ll feel dirty afterwards. ;o)
with almost 40% black population and given the way blacks are breaking 85-97% for Malcolm O, it would be very difficult for Hillary to do much in our homestate except pick up some proportionals (if it’s proportional)
Given that usually 80-90% or so of whites vote for the GOP candidate, I would guess that whites can’t even be 30% of the Democrat Party electorate in the state.
I hadn’t seen this post before I answered you on another thread.
Dang...I’m good. ;o)
the TV borg lady was a handsome lady actually
she was the actress first in Ghost Story
its amazing what you can find on the internet
it is a great pic really brings out her true colors too ;)
Maybe so, wardaddy, but this pic creeps me out.
It’s also very flattering to the beast. ;o)
“That’s not the communitarianism; that’s not the openness I see in Iowa,”
Why doesn’t she just come right out and say it — the Democrats in Iowa are better COMMIES (as in COMMUNISM) than those she met in Mississippi?
Forget the fancy lingo, and let’s just call it what it is shall we, Hillary? If there was any doubt in anyone’s mind whether or not she was a communist this should remove it — of course, no one in the MSM will pick up on her choice of words and explain it to the general public. Most people would just assume that it meant there were more good “citizens”, and miss the part about communitarianism being so closely related in philosophy to socialism/communism, or a handy “vehicle” on which the true collectivists among them (one being Hillary) can ride to power on — pretending NOT to be communists...
But, I know... I’m just preaching to the choir, here...