December 27, 2007
Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday made her closing argument to female voters in a message that could be reduced to three words.
You. Go. Girl.
Actually, it’s more like “Republicans hate families”:
Clinton, standing in a lobby of a YWCA, told undecided mothers and their daughters that her agenda for families and children is the most aggressive to help them. She touted her family care and child care tax credits designed to lessen the burden on working women.
“We can do a better job in supporting families than we do right now,” Clinton said. “We give a lot of lip service to family values, but we’ve never really valued families in a way that we can.”
Or, the slightly lengthier, “Vote for Me, I’m a Chick”:
One voter, a self-described feminist, asked Clinton later in Keene if she thought it was acceptable to support her based solely on her gender.
“Of course I do,” Clinton said with laughter. “I’m not asking you to vote for me because I’m a woman. … But the fact that I am a woman gives this election extra significance.”