Leigh Johnson makes a very good point that to the extent that Hillary Clinton’s continuation in the race for the Democratic nomination calls our attention to the struggle of women in American society, she should continue.
“found how Sen. Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me. There is a pattern emerging here.”
When you add these comments to those of Paul Begala on CNN in heated debate with Donna Brazile
in which he says that you can’t win with “eggheads and African-Americans,” it is difficult to see anything positive from the sort of politics the Clinton campaign is pursuing.
If I didn’t know better, I might be tempted to say that she is clinging to racial stereotypes out of bitterness … but perhaps it is better simply to say that it leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, one I would swallow if she somehow became the nominee, but one I hope (and increasingly think I will be able) to avoid.