Clinton Can’t Count on Women Voters
New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: May 04, 2007Editor's Note: Women are turning up in droves for Hillary Clinton fundraisers but even if she becomes the Democratic candidate, New America Media Associate Editor Earl Ofari Hutchinson says that doesn't mean they'll all vote for her. Hutchinson is a political analyst and author of The Emerging Black GOP Majority (Middle Passage Press, September 2006).
Hillary Clinton’s top advisors gleefully predict that women will storm the voting booth barricades to punch the ticket for her. The inference is that female voters will power her into the White House. This is wrong on many counts, and Clinton is too politically savvy and experienced to make that claim this early in the presidential game. In the near century that women have voted, the only presidential election where women tipped the scale was Bill Clinton’s re-election in 1996.
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