Skip to comments.More women feeling skeptical about Clinton's authenticity - though they wish they weren't
Posted on 07/08/2007 3:49:20 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084
The most appealing thing about Hillary Rodham Clinton has always been her enemies, who often seem not in their right mind, screaming that she is a murderer and calling her names like "Her Thighness." They make you want to like her.
Yet in interviews across the country with women of all ages, races, income brackets and points of view, one of the rare patches of common ground was skepticism about the first female presidential contender with a serious shot at the White House. Over 18 months, I traveled to 20 states listening to women speak at length about what they care about and what drives them crazy as they look toward the presidential election in '08. I ought to like her, many of the strongest Democrats among them said. But on no other matter did left, right and center converge as on the view best summed up as "Anybody but Hillary' to the point that I began to dread the mention of her name, because it meant we would probably not get around to talking about anything else that day.
All of which runs contrary to the accepted narrative of this election cycle, which is that it is women who are leading the charge for Mrs. Clinton's candidacy. Polling, which at this point still mainly measures name ID, certainly shows a far more mixed picture for Mrs. Clinton where female voters are concerned; 51 percent of those who participated in a recent Washington Post-ABC News survey said they support her for the Democratic nomination.
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Among other women, not usually among men. I suspect this is due to what I thought would happen all along. We moved out of the new neighborhood, but, thanks to my wife, we never moved away from all the society women, and by in large, these women, like most women, took the catfight aspects they once had in high school, and went professional with it out in the real world.
That is just the truth. The reason Hillary is not going to be president is because there will be a certain number of women who vote against her out of jealousy alone. But by in large, I am going to say most women can’t spot a phony on sight, because so many well, fall for them, or certainly buy their crap. Much in the same way that a man will often be blinded to the certain negative traits in a woman he’d certainly see in a man.
I stand by my Tagline
LOL! I love him.
They were taken in by Bill "I feel your pain" Clinton!!!
Then how do you explain the success of Oprah?
We are surrounded by idiots. Anything is possible.
A: Because women are much better at spotting phonies and disengenuous people than men are.
We all know it.
Speak for yourself. They didn’t see Bill “I feel your pain” Clinton for what he was.
Hillary Clinton doesn’t have a serious shot at the presidency, and never has. That is rubbish pushed by a hopeful media. Women in NYC disliked Hillary in surprising percentages even before her first senate run. I well recall the NY Post stories on the subject.
“They were taken in by Bill “I feel your pain” Clinton!!!
HOLY CRAP, DUDE, check out what I posted at#29 without ever seeing your post!
She is the most authentic bitch I have ever seen come along.
You’re right. Women do not have better judgment on public figures than men do. I would say it’s worse.
You’re wrong that Shrillary doesn’t have a chance. Team Clinton are masters of politics, and they’re ruthless. The mealy-mouthed misgivings of moderates, and the liberals’ demand for outspoken leftism, that this columnist is hearing are real enough. They will not, in the end, be decisive political factors.
Now, now, no need to insult female dogs by comparing them to the junior Senator from New York.
Married women are usually OK, it’s the single ones that usually don’t show good judgment.
What actual feminist would stick with Bill ‘complete scumbag’ Clinton? Why do some feminists support her? Because feminism was never about lifting up women, it was always about promoting liberal politics. Liberal women using naive women to turn the country harder left.
Give Cowboy Bob a cigar!!!
That's because so many women thought he was so good looking.
Women in NYC disliked Hillary in surprising percentages even before her first senate run.
Sadly, she was still elected.
What’s wrong with “Her Thighness”? It’s very much to the point.
She thinks she’s she’s entitled to be addressed as a Queen; there’s no doubt about that. Nor is there any doubt that her presumption is wrong.