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May 27th, 2008
12:50 PM ET

Hillary Clinton –Please Exit, with Dignity, June 4

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Katrina vanden Heuvel
Editor, The Nation

Check out CNN.com for Bill Clinton's vent about how a "cover up " is hurting Hillary Clinton's chances of becoming the Democratic nominee. This is a man who has trampled on his spouse's voice every time, in this campaign, that she's found it.

The women of The Nation are the first to deplore the sexism in media commentary this primary season, but a "cover up"?

Hillary Clinton started this race last year as the one to beat–she had the money, the machine and the name recognition that assured her of quasi-incumbent status. And, indeed, she ran as a quasi-incumbent, an establishment candidate in a change- year election. Yes, there were the Chris Matthews and the Tucker Carlsons and the Mike Barnicles and the Rush Limbaughs and the women who were working out their Clinton hatred through Hillary's candidacy.

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  1. frank

    When are you people going to wake up? and see whats going on here CNN, and all the republican run news media are picking your president for you, well i want my vote to pick my president, and its not OBAMA, i would vote for McCain first.the news media has demonized Hillary for months now, in order to elect thier boy OBAMA, now if you want them to pick your president just keep on listening to them, and they will get it done, with thier election perfessionals as they call them, gloria borgia, cooper,blitzer, and caferity the whole gang has tried thier best to beat Hillary Clinton, and they have about done it, but oh no we havent done a thing, to hear them say it there is a big part of the cover up, they are supposed to report the news in a fair and equatiable way but they have not done it since they started with this election, they have been for Obama since the start,
    frank

    May 28, 2008 at 12:01 am |
  2. Torrance Squire

    I don't understand the Hoo raa. Clinton knew the rules and the finish line involved in this election. Should we change the rules now because she's a woman or because Obama is African American or because she is white.
    If the situation were reversed would she want the rules changed or the finished line pushed back or would she simply give the nomination to Obama because he had run a close race.

    TREAT OTHERS THE WAY YOU WANT TO BE TREATED.

    May 27, 2008 at 11:56 pm |
  3. steve in SD

    Bill Clinton's "cover up" comments were taken out of context. The real story here is that CNN, the trusted source for news, isn't following up on Clinton's charges of unfair treatment of Hillary as they did Obama's concentration camp story. CNN reporters were likely not even present at Clinton's SD visit. I was there and never saw one camera with a CNN logo on it. Did CNN buy the footage from the video vendor that follows Clinton. I wonder if the video vendor edited it for them and wrote their copy for this story as well! Why not report on the needs of the citizens of these poverty ridden reservations, who are hopeful that their votes will count for something in this primary election. Why not question why Barack Obama has not yet visited the reservation areas of SD. Are Bill Clinton's comments about Hillary leading in the general elections accurate? Where is the fact finding that viewers expect from CNN?

    May 27, 2008 at 11:53 pm |
  4. Clara

    Anderson, give your head a shake! You seem surprised that Bill Clinton is accusing the media of being disrespectful and biased against Hillary. I've been watching you for months, and you and your cohorts are the worst. Your bias towards Obama has been obvious. I believe that the media has played a BIG part in putting Hillary where she is right now....look at how she keeps going in the face of this bias and pressure! Good for her!

    May 27, 2008 at 11:52 pm |
  5. JohnB

    "JohnB, please don’t make a general statement like that unless you have the data to back it up. "

    Just countering a similar but opposite post. Deal.

    "I suspect you detest her because she’s a fighter. "

    You'd be wrong. Nice try though.

    May 27, 2008 at 11:51 pm |
  6. John Kelley

    It must be that the press can not see the forest from the trees, for Bill Clinton is telling the truth on having the majority of the vote with all the Primaries and she is winning, but the Press and Media is shocked by the lack of Political Correctness on the part of the Clintons. They, the Clintons, do not need the Political Correctness of the Press who want to see in the Fall the supposed valiant fight of the first African American running for the Presidency. Obama is the most unprepared person ever to run for office of the Presidency. And we the people will suffer, because if you all remember a neophyte took over in 2001 and we shortly had September 11, 2001, because George Bush wanted to cut wood in Crawford, Texas instead of listening to people like Richard A Clark about Al Qaeda.
    Now we have the press ringing their hands, giving excuses for Hillary but Hillary is the only one who can beat John McCain in the Fall.
    John McCain will clean Obama's clock and you in the Press are partially responsible for this forthcoming debacle. Yes the Press – trying to nice to Obama and the people will suffer in the Fall. Thanks – Why don't you all just get the heck out of the way!

    May 27, 2008 at 11:50 pm |
  7. Lynn

    The "cover up " I think comes from the media not pouncing on the sexist cartoons written about Senator Clinton. I'm not talking about being at the tail end of jokes for political choices. If a comedian or cartoonist made a racially degrading joke about Obama ..... heads would roll! Loudly. I heard this echoed on National Public Radio with a guest speaker a fews weeks ago as well. I have not heard CNN be particularly sexiest, but I have seen a CNN newscast (Anderson 360 with the usual poltical panel ) acknowledge the fact that the news media are not for Hillary. So if one counts this media' bias (remember the sweeping victory Hillary had in Kentucky played down) coupled with no mention of sexist cartoons, I guess not reporting can be a form of a "cover up" of news.

    May 27, 2008 at 11:41 pm |
  8. Ed Boyer

    Is this not America, where the people, not the news media and stupid politicans elect the President? Let's not have another President decided but the Supreme Court!!!!!
    I wish we could replace all of the Washington people who are not in contact with the American People, and what they want.

    Thanks for the chance to blow off a whole lot of steam/

    May 27, 2008 at 11:37 pm |
  9. Vanonna Squire

    Bill needs to sit down. He wasn't worried about her respect when she had to stand before the world looking stupid because he was in the WhiteHouse getting his ego stroked by a lady named Monica.

    May 27, 2008 at 11:31 pm |
  10. christine rogers

    I agree with Bill Clinton. This is nothing but a political cruxifican of Hillary. Come on! If she were Bill this would be a No Story!!! Obama would be Osama not Obama. Hillary is the only candidate to win the election in November! I will never vote for Obama, I'd rather vote for Bozo the Clown. If he gets in Armagedden is on the way. I pray every night that the Lord above saves us from all these lies we get from the media and that Hillary becomes our President to save our economy and get us the heck out of Iraq.

    May 27, 2008 at 11:29 pm |
  11. Pat M

    If the Media hadn't given Obama so much attention and praise and Hillary so much negative attention and criticism this Campaign would be a whole different place right now. The media attention is what put Obama where he is at present. Prior to this attention he was just an unknown Candidate who made great speeches from script who wasn't getting much support. After the Kennedy's came into his corner the Media really poured the attention on Obama. They poured it on Hillary too. Just not as much and more negativity.

    May 27, 2008 at 11:27 pm |
  12. Vanonna Squire

    Why is H. Clinton complaining so about sexism as though
    she has never known or seen it before in the senate? If she is dealing with sexism it seems to level the playing field between she and Obama since it's obvious that he has had to deal with the race card.

    She has no problem living high on the hog of racism and doesn't try to address it, knowing that a good bit of her votes were due to the fact that people didn't want to vote for a black man however now she complains about the fact that she has had to deal with sexism.

    Mcclain is dealing with the age issue, Obama is dealing with the race issue but she shouldn't have to deal with anything. She claims she should be treated the same as the other canidates, well she is!
    She has a issue too (her sex). Yet she is the only one crying about her issue.

    What is she going to do as President? Won't she have to deal with sexism when she is dealing with the men of these other countries
    that believe that a woman is not equal at all, what will she do then CRY?

    I don't know what to make of her: she for African Americans however several racial comments have been made for her side. She is for unity however she is creating most of the division. She is Strong yet she has been complaining and whinning for the past 3 weeks about SOMETHING OR THE OTHER.

    Vanonna

    May 27, 2008 at 11:26 pm |
  13. Dr Terry Wolinsky McDonald

    Why is no one talking about the innate sexism in media people and others often referring to Senator Clinton as Mrs Clinton throughout the campaign? No one has referred to Senators McCain or Obama as MR. To become Mrs one only has to say"I do". I don't believe this is in any way fair, and that gender and sexism is clearly alive and well in the United States of America. Mrs Clinton is who she is socially, but not the person she is in other aspects of her life. If anyone has discussed this before I have not heard about it.

    May 27, 2008 at 11:24 pm |
  14. Christina

    I would love to be a fly on the wall at in a superdelegate meeting. I'll bet there is a lot of arguing going on. The truth is that Hillary is the only real hope the democrats have of beating McCain and many superdelegates now know it. However, because the 'media' has become a bunch of brainwashed 'Obama' fans, superdelegates who recognize the right choice may not make it for fear that they will be attacked in the media if they go against the delegate majority. (With respect to comments about how 'low' Bill and Hillary have sunk in their campaign, just wait until McCain gets a hold of Obama if Obama is indeed the democratic nominee. It will look like a feeding frenzy – that is, if the media accurately reports everything.)

    May 27, 2008 at 11:18 pm |
  15. M.C.

    Jo Ann said it right. From the moment in 2004 that Obummer was described as a "rising star in the Democratic Party", I knew the party big-wigs were pushing for him. DNC-get real, do the right thing on Saturday. Democrats want HILLARY.

    May 27, 2008 at 11:16 pm |
  16. Pat

    Hillary take us to the convention......Thats the place for all the coward super delegates to have to stand up and be counted!!!!!!! The delegates are to vote for the candidate that wins their state. West Virginia why???did you go for Obama???

    I think someone needs to take a very close look at all of the delegates to make sure that they are voting for the people and not of their choice.

    HILLARY TO THE WHITEHOUSE

    May 27, 2008 at 11:14 pm |
  17. Larry

    Yep, Jack probably has a Hillary' filter on his email.

    May 27, 2008 at 11:09 pm |
  18. Heather

    I hope that Hillary stays in. I think that "The Media", as Mr. Cooper is so fond of saying is not giving her any respect . There are many reasons why she should stay in the campaign, all of which are being completely minimalized by "The Media". I really am sick of News Organizations trying to shape the campaign as they see fit. I am not a huge Clinton supporter, but I do feel that her role is important, that she is a VERY viable candidate, and that we should let the democratic process ride it's course with UNBIASED reporting!!!

    May 27, 2008 at 11:03 pm |
  19. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Bill Clinton is beginning to look and sound like "the last comic standing". The Clintons have no shame in their game and are proven to say and do anything, that's right, including lying. I personally don't think nobody wants either one of them back in the White House for any reason or any purpose. I sincerely hate they have sunked this low. It now seems to be a game of how low can you go.

    May 27, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Olivia

    YES..... Hillary has been treated with great disrespect.
    You don't have to look further than your own Jack Cafferty who has said she has no class. he mostly read anti-Hillary messages from his blog.

    Bill Clinton is right! I don't work now so I get a chance to follow all the political activity taking place. I an appalled at the level of dissing aimed at Hillary and how dismissive Obama is of her. Who does he think he is?He has the support of some well known democrats and suddenly he's acting as if he's not there to be used?!

    May 27, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  21. vic nashville,Tn

    Your contributor saying Bill Clinton frustrated
    I am life long Democrat My vote for Mc Cain if Hillary is not the nominee
    In November 05 2008 we will see who will be frustrated

    May 27, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  22. Bonnie

    NOONE has disrespected Hilliary Clinton more than her Husband, Bill Clinton, has he forgotten Monica, I am sure Hilliary has not. If you live in a glass house, you should not throw stones.

    May 27, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  23. Christine

    The problem Hillary had and still has is the media – they made Obama more than he really is and people around the country fell for it, and decided that "change" is the answer. Boy are we in trouble. He is not ready, and I really believe he never will be ready to lead this country. He proves it every time he opens his mouth.

    May 27, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  24. vickie

    Hillary clinton is ahead in the popular vote.I AM STILL WAITING FOR CNN TO TELL THE PUBLIC BY HOW MUCH.she has the peoples vote...damit..so the superdelegates better get their act together.They jumped to soon to obamas side before all the states voted.I'm tired of hearing ...ALL...the news stations saying she should get out ....WHY? she has more votes and she should take it to the convention.....The superdelegates are ruining this election.

    May 27, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  25. Rich Crum

    I would first like to say that I don't have a dog in this fight, as I am a Republican and it doesn't matter to me who wins the nomination. I would like to comment, however, that as an American I do care about the process and my fellow Americans. I have listened to the media and pundits for so long, and am frankly tired of the hogwash. All this talk about the rules, make me uneasy for crying out loud. It shouldn't matter when a state votes they should all be counted and the results revealed at the end. Thats the only un-baised way to pick a winner. Since I don't live in the world, I just refranced, I would just like to see every Americans vote count. Enough with the unrealistic fairy tale rules, its the people's vote that matters, not the DNC, or candidates political games

    May 27, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  26. Donald, VA

    Here’s the deal I am a long time DEMOCRAT will be til the day I leave this earth until they step in the wrong direction, because republicans are nothing but rich spoiled a**holes who see nothing else but their money and don’t have a care in the world for other people, here's a president that has been a disgraced to this nation with his stupidity, bad judgment and APPEASEMENT from his vice president and money hungry lobbyist that has played him like a puppet but these blind republicans continue to honor him like he's the best thing since sliced bread for this country. I love both candidates, I think either one can open a CAN of you know what on that old HAG McCain but Mrs. Clinton has been very disgusting in the last couple of weeks, especially when she made reference to an assassination of some sort especially with some of these crazy Americans out here, I have lost all of my respect for this woman because of her constant bickering and whining and trying to justify it to the American people as a form of not quitting, is that the example you want to set for my children (Girls, Boys) and adults (Women, Men) growing up in the 21st century? If you bicker and whine long enough you will get your way and while you at it wear a mini skirt for the old guy (justify it to the American people as a form of not quitting)? I understand that everyone has to get a chance to vote and for it to be counted but just like someone who breaks the law or rules (i.e.… a Convicted Felons) who live in the state of FLA or any other state that honors that law, their right to vote and other rights are taken away from them for a period of time. FLA and MI were warned and they knew the rules of the DNC that if they were to move their primaries early their voting delegates wouldn’t count in the process of nominating the front runner for the presidency, Mrs. Clinton, you are not setting a good example for neither gender, just like BUSH stole the presidency in 00 and 04 you’re trying to bend the rules to go in your favor and it shows that you have “NO CLASS” at all.

    May 27, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  27. Elaine, Alexandria, VA

    Hillary has clearly stated she is not a quitter which indicates that she is determined to win by any means necessary. As a result,
    I truly think she was aware of what she was saying and the use of the "assassination" word was a "cry" for someone to help her get the nomination (by any means necessary) as needed to become President of the US .

    May 27, 2008 at 10:02 pm |
  28. donna

    Hillary needs to get out. Why do the media keep defending her statement about Robert Kennedy's assassination? Why wouldn't she stay in the race hoping for Barack to be assassinated? She is the ruthless fighter. She made the unconscionable remark. Why do you all keep defending her?

    May 27, 2008 at 10:01 pm |
  29. David

    No one is trying to push her out of the race.... I wish they'd stop playing the victim card.

    May 27, 2008 at 9:57 pm |
  30. susan s

    Lesli ,Joann, mike finally a sense of wisdom. Thank you. if some of these people wood take off their rose colored glasses just maybe that would give them some clarity. Nah on second thought I doubt it. The news media, the pundits and talking heads are sooooo biased its just terribly inmoral.
    CNN shame on you . You say you are unbiased and fair, but quite frankly you have thrown Hillary into the mud. The primary is NOT over, you may think so, but millions of us just do not agree with you.
    To all of obama adoring fans. Get real. Senator Clinton has more knowledge in just one hand than obama has in his elusive mind.
    Hillary earned her right to be a candidate for the presidental nomination, What has obama contributed???? does anyone REALLY know. He' beginning to sound as stupid as bush and that is a very hard act to follow.

    May 27, 2008 at 9:51 pm |
  31. Annie Kate

    Hillary should stay in the race; while she doesn't have enough delegates to get the nomination yet neither does Obama. Once Michigan and Florida are included in the convention the number of required delegates will go up. Why make it easy for Obama to win? Obama bills himself as a new type of politician that doesn't stoop to do the old style politics but I see plenty of old style politics come out of his campaign by his workers and surrogates while Obama keeps himself squeaky clean. If he was really not that kind of politician he would put a stop to it but he hasn't. I don't trust him nor do I think he has enough experience to even know how to go about accomplishing the few things he has said he wants to do.

    Hillary has better ideas that will help more Americans. I hope she stays in and takes it to the convention.

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    May 27, 2008 at 9:42 pm |
  32. Christina

    As a Canadian, I find the amount of media bias in favour of Barack Obama shocking. Why the big hurry to push Hillary out? Forgive me – but I have to agree with Bill Clinton when he suggests there is a 'cover up'. There's seems to be something very odd going on south of the border...

    May 27, 2008 at 9:31 pm |
  33. Jan from Wood Dale, IL

    Dana H. - Biden, Clinton, Dodd, and Edwards all voted in favor of the 2002 Resolution to Authorize the use of US Armed Forces Against Iraq. In total, 77 Senators voted in favor; 23 were against. Obama and Richardson did not vote, since neither held federal office at the time. In the House of Representatives, Kucinch voted against the resolution, but in total 296 in Congress voted in favor; 133 against.

    Also, I'm sure you all know that many of Obama's campaign directors and policy advisors were all once Clinton advisors. This was brought up during one of the debates. And has anyone ever questioned where Obama got his "seed" money to run for President? By his own admissions, he wasn't wealthy, wasn't very well known, didn't have the grassroots donor campaign going he has now. Let's face it, if it was easy or cheap more qualified people might have considered running or staying in the contest longer.

    May 27, 2008 at 9:30 pm |
  34. Mike

    One can only cry wolf so many times before the cries become irrelevant. The facts are both Clinton's have made some dumb comments and we can not blame the media for those comments.

    Michael
    Media, PA

    May 27, 2008 at 9:19 pm |
  35. Cynthia

    Your article is on point. I will add about former President Clinton saying that she is being disrespected – no one can disrespect her more than he did.

    May 27, 2008 at 9:19 pm |
  36. MAC in CA

    Bill and Hillary Clinton are consciously using a form of mind control. They are well aware that using suggestion by distorting the meaning of language in combination with lending support to established erroneous beliefs and questionable values manipulates the emotions of certain demographics. And, when questioned about what they have “said”, the Clintons can state with legal impunity that they did not “say” what they are being accused of saying because these techniques are not directly provable, contradictable and attackable as dishonest or irrational. What boggles the minds of those who can see the game the Clinton’s are playing is that they continue to try to build a system of irrational concepts upon initial false, but established beliefs even though they are being called out for it. Of course, certain media outlets, who use equally nefarious mind control techniques, have supported the lie in an effort to promote their chosen candidate, The Clinton Machine.

    May 27, 2008 at 9:09 pm |
  37. Mike - Rancho, CA

    Katrina, Katrina, Katrina ! Lord how I wished we the people, the listeners and viewers, had an opportunity to vote on you reporters and commentators as to which of you are fair and balanced (mentally?) enough to remain on the air.

    How gracious of you to allow Senator Clinton to stay until the last primary on June 3d. But, oops, perhaps it will be that Senator Obama does not even then have enough delegates to be an outright victor.

    Oh-ohh. Should we not then go on to the convention and see who actually comes out the winner? That would be fair, wouldn't it?

    These two candidates are "extremely close' in both the popular vote (Clinton may in the end have more) and delegaates. Let it play out, Katrina. Why are you so fearful of allowing the system and rules to play out?

    Perhaps because you are just plain biased. Or more likely you are fearful that the American people who belong to "your party" will just not believe in it's final candidate enough to vote for him. (her-?).

    May 27, 2008 at 8:46 pm |
  38. Marie-Lynn

    This woman and her husband have both the biggest EGO nobody have seen before the campain. Many excuses for anything, blame everybody except them for so many mistakes done, apply RFK at the end of the campain was a terrible mistake, and worst because her husband campain was over by april 1992.winning the nomination officially. She is having a debt for about 20 millons.. and how many more stupid things she said. Claiming Fl, an Mi seated when herself and a lot of her supporters agrees with the DNC rules from the beginning. 'Not a problem nobody will be seated',so...How you peoples can trust her,,,, Don't you see whats going on with her. And have you ever tought she is probably trying to escape a trial in november, Who knows...

    May 27, 2008 at 8:30 pm |
  39. Emma

    "Hillary is one of the most detested women in America."

    JohnB, please don't make a general statement like that unless you have the data to back it up. I suspect you detest her because she's a fighter. She's staying in the race for two reasons. First, Obama does not have enough delegates to clinch the nomination. He may be close but he's not there yet. Second, there are still plenty of people who still have not voted yet. For her to drop out because people are pressuring her to do so would make her a coward. Sure, it'd be nice for Obama's supporters if he was handed the nomination but I want a president who's willing to fight for us.

    May 27, 2008 at 8:08 pm |
  40. Mari, Salt Lake City

    I remember well when Katie Couric interviewed Hillary, and asked her if she would be president, Hillary looked at her and said, " I am certain that I will be." Katie asked, how can you be sure, Hillary answered, " I will be the next president."

    That's a mighty high place from which to fall. Ego is tough to beat, and 'that woman' is full of ego. Sad.

    I am a 50-something woman, who has never liked Hillary even though I voted for Bill Clinton. My gut tells me there is something not quite honest about her, not quite genuine.

    Another reason that I wont support Hillary is that SHE VOTED FOR THE WAR, AND I WILL NOT vote for any one who got us into this mess!

    May 27, 2008 at 7:33 pm |
  41. Ilene

    You can sure tell that CNN is the site for Obamas people. Shame on you for saying such nasty things about a former Frist Lady. Hillary has worked many years for the good of all people. Its one thing to support your candidate but you could learn some manners from Hillarys supporters.18 million strong we are and we will vote for Mccain if we have to. You ruined it for Obama by being so nasty. We will never vote for him in a General Election.
    Ilene in IL

    May 27, 2008 at 6:39 pm |
  42. beverly ryan

    Hillary Clinton should stop acting as if she is the victim, She has made some very disqusting comments and tried to convince the American people to overlook them. What makes her think she should get the nomination? I would call her spiteful and vindictive but that might be considered disrespectful. She doesn't deserve any respect because she hasn't conducted herself in a respectful manner.

    May 27, 2008 at 6:03 pm |
  43. Spencer

    Take it to the convention Hillary... Don't let those racist jerks push you around...............

    May 27, 2008 at 6:01 pm |
  44. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    I think Hillary should stay in there. She is our best candidate to beat Mc Same.
    Sure, I like Obama but remember people, he can't beat MeSame.
    Not gonna happen just you wait, this is all a terrible mistake!

    May 27, 2008 at 5:51 pm |
  45. Jose in Miami

    WHAT!

    -Hillary needs to stay in this race and beat Obama and then beat McCain!

    -I saw her last week speak here in Miami and she was amazing...and then the next day I went to go check out Obama..and he was "ok".

    VOTE FOR HILLARY!

    May 27, 2008 at 5:50 pm |
  46. Heather L.

    ~Vince. I agree with you completely! Hillary should continue through to the convention. After what the Democratic Party has done to her, she doesn’t owe them a thing. Let the super delegates decide, but they better seat those Michigan and Florida delegates.

    ~Jan from Wood Dale IL. Good point! I doubt that you are really surprised that this manipulation of Howard Dean, Pelosi, Reid, and the super delegates by the “Color for Change” is not being reported by the MSM. Frankly, it is something that I would have expected.

    May 27, 2008 at 5:46 pm |
  47. Dana H. Bay Area CA

    Hillary was the only Dem running for president that voted for the war.

    May 27, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
  48. Jo Ann

    Who is Katrina trying to fool? From the moment Obama was chosen to give the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic Convention he was the choice of the Democratic Party to run for the presidency in 2008. He was encouraged to run by Ted Kennedy and the Chicago political machine a long time ago and, according to "The Chicago Tribune," Axelrod was grooming him for the presidential run as far back as 2003, so his decision to run was not a surprise to the DNC.

    To outsiders and the general public, it may have looked like Hillary Clinton would run away with the nomination, but the DNC had no intention of letting that happen. With the help of the Obama infatuated media they began their campaign to bring down the “Clinton machine” by pulling their support for her and going out of their way to discredit her every chance they could get. She is far from perfect and I don’t agree with all of her positions on the issues, but Obama isn’t even in the same ballpark as far as competence and experience is concerned.

    As Katrina and other women who oppose Hillary’s run for the presidency have demonstrated, women are their own worst enemies.

    Jo Ann
    North Royalton, Ohio

    May 27, 2008 at 5:43 pm |
  49. Sharon from Indy

    Katrina:
    It is beyond my comprehension on why Hillary Clinton is still in the race. Unless, she knows something the American people don't know about......... AND that is beyond my comprehension as well.

    Maybe it is about her ego; maybe it's about planting her legacy as the first woman in history that came drastically close to winning the Presidency.

    Or on the other hand, it may be about keeping the Democratic Party in the minds of Americans a little bit longer, and then ZING, a sling-shot to Obama. Again, it's just a theory. One has to admit, it has been quite a ride for Americans to watch the CNN coverage with every state rallying around the Democratic Party even if it was to give a protest vote by changing from a Republican to a Democrat.

    Though aggravating to see Hillary still in the campaign, she knows exactly what she is doing. It could be her campaign for the second-in-charge, the vice-presidency.

    Whether it is Obama or Clinton, the reign of the white, male supremacy in the Presidency is over.

    May 27, 2008 at 5:29 pm |
  50. Ursula Acosta

    As a white woman who has been a feminist all her life, I do not have to consider race or gender when I vote. After reading The Audacity of Hope and listen to his speeches, my vote in the Puerto Rican primary on Sunday goes to Barack Obama.
    Dr. Ursula Acosta

    May 27, 2008 at 5:21 pm |
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