Skip to comments.Gender Issue Lives On as Clinton’s Hopes Dim (NY SLimes Triple Barf Alert)
Posted on 05/19/2008 3:37:24 AM PDT by SkyPilot
With each passing day, it seems a little less likely that the next president of the United States will wear a skirt or a cheerful, no-nonsense pantsuit.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is now in what most agree are the waning days of her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. To use her own phrase, she has been running to break the highest and hardest glass ceiling in American life, and now the presidency, or even a nomination that once seemed to be hers to claim, seems out of reach.
Along with the usual post-mortems about strategy, message and money, Mrs. Clintons all-but-certain defeat brings with it a reckoning about what her run represents for women: a historic if incomplete triumph or a depressing reminder of why few pursue high office in the first place.
The answers have immediate political implications. If many of Mrs. Clintons legions of female supporters believe she was undone even in part by gender discrimination, how eagerly will they embrace Senator Barack Obama, the man who beat her?
Women felt this was their time, and this has been stolen from them, said Marilu Sochor, 48, a real estate agent in Columbus, Ohio, and a Clinton supporter. Sexism has played a really big role in the race.
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Maybe Obama should wear one to get the feminist vote?
Jodi is a racist! Jodi is a racist!
Alternate NYTimes headline had Hillary won..
Obama out, racism alive and well
The same kind of terrorists who did this support Barack Obama. An awesome video every America should be required to view:
Poor Marilu. Her life is over at 48.
Hey ... but what a heiffer.
Odd, but the only person in my circle I’ve heard say that Hillary should not be President because she is a woman .....was a woman!
But she’s got those egotistical (if pathetic) vanity plates that read SELL4U or somesuch on her Lexus.
Which is nice.
Besides those negatives, the only reason she got to where she is becuase she married Bubba (a male pervert)....so sex has NOTHING to do with it.
“Odd, but the only person in my circle Ive heard say that Hillary should not be President because she is a woman .....was a woman!”
I have said many times that Hillary would not be elected BECAUSE women won’t vote for her! I asked a number of women two or three years back if they would vote for a woman for President and nearly all paused for a moment and then said no. I can only imagine that many of them would not say the same thing to another woman or to a pollster but they said it to me without fear because I am a white-haired male who was an acquaintance, not a close friend or family member. All one need do is consider that women are the majority of registered voters, if they pulled together on this she would have won every primary which she obviously has not done. The women of America have only the women of America to blame for the fact that she is not the nominee.
“You’ll never see me again...”
Let’s dedicate this song to our beloved Hillary:
Freud said it all in his theories. When we elect a president we are seeking a father figure extreme — a tribal chief who will stand out in the front and protect us. That’s what we are primed for.
So if a woman runs for president of a significant country (as opposed to some little Scandinavian nation or something) if she is tough we see a usurper, a person suffering from penis envy. However, if she is sweet and kind we see her as weak.
Poor Hillary was doomed form the start.
I’m not so sure that you could say that the female, former leaders of India, Pakistan, Israel and Great Britain (significant countries all) were weak or guilty of penis envy. jmho
100 more days and we should know.
Well, she's a woman. She gets my vote!
What's wrong with you people?
In addition to lacking a sense of humor, I think liberals also have no concept of irony.
Isn’t voting for Hillary because she is a woman the same as voting against Barack because he is mixed race?
Can you see the old Hillary miming this over the Marxist Convention loud speakers as she is given the hook?
And to think ... they dumped her for some brown guy with an empty head ... and after all she did for her country.
“Jodi is a racist! Jodi is a racist!”
How about White Jino Lesbian Racist?
These kind of women (& probably men as well) have issues with their fathers. Republicans, especially, are father figures -- even the women -- so naturally these women are going to feel hostile.
BTW, that is the big problem I see with Obama. Although he has a pleasant enough personality, he lacks the gravitas of a leader, especially the leader of a major nation. He is no father figure. (Neither was Mr. Clinton.) I feel no sense of safety or protection from him. To me, he looks like something out of a Benneton ad. He can serve capuccino, but not the country.
she (Kantor) used advice from former Times columnist Anna Quindlen to get comfortable at her job