Sometimes it's hard to be a woman
Poor Hillary Clinton. Life on the campaign trail is so hard for her:
"And I think women just sort of shake their head," Clinton continued. "My friends do. They say, 'Oh, my gosh, this is so hard.' Well, it's supposed to be hard. I'm running for the hardest job in the world. No one has ever done this. No woman has ever won a presidential primary before I won New Hampshire. This is hard. And I don't expect any sympathy, I don't expect any kind of, you know, allowances or special privileges, because I knew what I was getting myself into.
"Every so often I just wish that it were a little more of an even playing field," she said, "but, you know, I play on whatever field is out there."
What a trooper.
As for the level playing field, it's ironic (don'tcha think?) that Clinton would complain about that given that her campaign war chest used to be over 12 times as big as Obama's. Hillary doesn't want a level playing field, she wants to go back to the halcyon days when her nomination was inevitable. She can't compete on a level playing field. She couldn't even win when the deck was ridiculously stacked in her favor.
For all her talk of solidarity with women, Clinton is one of the worst imaginable examples for women to follow on the road to power: ride your husband's coattails, use your identity as a woman to get votes rather than your ideas, whine about how hard things are, and, when things get really rough - cry.
Sometimes it's hard to be a woman. It's especially hard with Hillary Clinton out there as a shining example. Ugh.
Posted by at February 29, 2008 11:45 AM
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|# March 1st, 2008 9:06 AM themandownthehall|
|It's funny, I was listening to Limbaugh trying to take credit for imploding. I had to laugh. He was no more responsible for it than I am. There is one moment that killed Hillary and her chances. It was when she cried before the NH primary. It was short term gain, long term loss.
The guys who were supporting her saw right through the fake tears and the manipulation. It reminded them of a past girlfriend who would use that to get their way. They shook their heads and walked away.
The feminists looked at it in horror. After all, they didn't claw and fight this hard to see the woman cry like a toddler not getting her way. They saw decades of work dripping off her cheeks when she did that. They walked away too. Not all, but enough to end it.
She has not recovered. Her Nevada win was closer than it should have been and the rest is history.
It's too bad, she would have been an easier win over Obama. With McCain getting choked by his own campaign finance law (how hysterical is that!) it will be up to the bloggers to force his actual views to the surface.