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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Clinton women for McCain? That's Rich!

Frank Rich that is, who takes apart this notion in his New York Times column today. Read it.

Here is a key graf or two:

But while the McCain campaign apparently believes that women are easy marks for its latent feminist cross-dressing, a reality check suggests that most women can instantly identify any man who’s hitting on them for selfish ends. New polls show Mr. Obama opening up a huge lead among female voters — beating Mr. McCain by 13 percentage points in the Gallup and Rasmussen polls and by 19 points in the latest Wall Street Journal-NBC News survey.

How huge is a 13- to 19-percentage-point lead? John Kerry won women by only 3 points, Al Gore by 11.

Rich points out that the myth of women flocking to McCain is being kept alive by cable channel pundits eager to keep viewers clinging to their seats 24/7.

As I have said in earlier posts, right now the best friend of American women is a Black man. Sometimes life works out that way.

Photo: Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Update: A report Monday in the Huffington Post on a McCain "virtual town hall" confirms all of the above and more.

1 comment:

Anne Gilbert said...

There are a certain number of "die-hard" Clinton supporters who will sit out this election, or vote for McCain. This could be a factor in some areas where the election results are likely to be close. But overall, I don't htink there are enough of these supporters to make much difference. The Republicans, at the momenent, are in "deep doo-doo"
Anne G