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May 25, 2008

Hillary Clinton is fading away from the Presidential nomination primaries, as is the dream of a woman as US President. But do we need this kind of misogyny?

ClintonH1.jpg Steve Bell

Whatever you make of Clinton she has embodied the dreams and struggles of woman in the 1960's, 1970s and 1980s, to be be treated as equals and to accepted as capable of running the show. But she has been judged by the younger women----their daughters?--- not to the right person for the job in current circumstances.

Is Clinton losing it with her suggestion that she is staying in the race because of a possibility of assassination? Is that the full stop on her campaign? Or just a case of her remarks about Bobby Kennedy being taken out of context? Clinton has had several months to get used to the idea that she lost and Obama has won. The only way Clinton can win the nomination, baring some genuine catastrophe such as an assassination is for the superdelegates to decide to give her the nomination. Why would they do so after Obama has won a majority of pledged delegates and is probably within 100 delegates of securing the Democratic presidential nomination. It is even less likely that the superdelegates to decide to give her the nomination.after the assassination gaffe.

Deep political rifts have been created in the Democrat Party as a result of the charges of racism and sexism through out Presidential primaries and Clinton putting individual ambition over party solidarity.

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 10:49 PM |