No constituency is more eager to see a woman win the presidency than America’s feminists, yet — despite Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s historic candidacy — the women’s movement finds itself wrenchingly divided over the Democratic race as it heads toward the finish.
At breakfast forums, in op-ed columns, across the blogosphere, the debate has been heartfelt and sometimes bitter. Are the activist women supporting front-runner Barack Obama betraying their gender? Are Clinton’s feminist backers mired in an outdated, women’s-liberation mind-set?
I think the white house needs both of them, their power combines can give better results than any other!
Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton has vowed to continue her campaign despite losing ground in the latest primary contests and her financial problems.
Mrs. Clinton beat rival Barack Obama by just two points in Indiana’s primary, while he won by 14 in North Carolina. The votes were the final major Democratic primaries which help decide the party’s White House candidate. Mrs. Clinton is also facing a funding crisis – she was forced to loan her campaign $6.4m last month.
It’s over and it is time for her to accept it and join Obama hopefully as the vice president for the democrats’ victory!
The Iranian government is protesting remarks from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who said the United States could “totally obliterate” Iran if it made a nuclear attack on Israel.
The mullah’s run Islamic Republic News Agency said Iran sent a letter of protest, dated Wednesday, to the United Nations and the U.N. Security Council over remarks it calls “provocative, unwarranted and irresponsible.” Clinton told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that “I want the Iranians to know that if I’m the president, we will attack Iran (if it attacked Israel).”
“In the next 10 years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them,” Clinton said. “That’s a terrible thing to say, but those people who run Iran need to understand that, because that perhaps will deter them from doing something that would be reckless, foolish and tragic.”
At least she didn’t lie! By the way, do the cleric dictators of Iran and their puppet president think that Obama will do any different?
Democratic US presidential hopeful Barack Obama has expressed “outrage” at comments made by Rev Jeremiah Wright.
He said that any relationship he had with his former pastor “has now changed” as a result of the comments. Clips of Rev Wright’s fiery sermons triggered a storm of criticism when they were aired last month.
Meanwhile, Mr. Obama’s rival Hillary Clinton was endorsed by North Carolina Governor Mike Easley, and Republican John McCain unveiled a healthcare plan.
Hillary Clinton says she is the best placed candidate for the Democrats to beat Republican John McCain when it comes to the US presidential elections.
She says her win over Barack Obama in the Pennsylvania primary showed she could gather a broad base of support. She cannot match him in popular votes, but the party’s super-delegates could give her the nomination if they think she is more likely to beat Mr. McCain.
Mrs. Clinton says an appeal launched after Tuesday’s win raised $3m (£1.5m). The internet fundraising is a much-needed boost to her debt-laden campaign – in Pennsylvania; Mr. Obama outspent her three-to-one. She has said securing more donations was the only way she could continue to compete with a rival who was outspending her “massively”.
Why it all ends on how much money they got? Is something that should make us worry about it?
US Democratic presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have held their final debate before next week’s key primary in Pennsylvania.
Senator Clinton criticized her rival’s recent remark that working-class voters clung to guns and religion in difficult times, calling it “offensive”. Senator Obama said the comments had been taken out of context. Both expressed confidence that either of them could beat Republican John McCain in November’s election.
But both declined to confirm whether they would ask the other to be their vice-presidential running mate. Asked whether Mr. Obama could win the presidential election, Mrs. Clinton said emphatically: “Yes, yes, yes.” Mr. Obama asked the same question about Mrs. Clinton’s electability, responded: “Absolutely and I’ve said so before.”
Both rivals criticized John McCain’s economic plans, pledging not to raise taxes on those earning less than $200,000 a year. The candidates’ 21st debate since the beginning of the campaign came days before 158 crucial delegates will be up for grabs in Pennsylvania.
The 90-minute debate in Philadelphia gave the candidates a chance to make their case to Pennsylvania’s Democratic voters. But if Barack Obama had hoped this debate would concentrate on policy, he was disappointed, says the BBC’s Jamie Coomarasamy in Philadelphia. The first 45 minutes focused on recent gaffes, our correspondent says.
Unfortunately people and the campaign of the Democratic Party have to live with their gaffs and this campaign looks everyday worst and tighter than the one with Gore!
Barack Obama has knocked down one of the three tent poles of Hillary Clinton‘s campaign for president, surging ahead of her as the candidate Democrats see as most likely to win in November. He’s challenging her on leadership as well, leaving only experience as a clear Clinton advantage in a recent poll.
On the eve of their debate before the Pennsylvania primary next week, Democrats by a 2-1 margin, 62-31 percent, now see Obama as better able to win in November — a dramatic turn from February, when Clinton held a scant 5-point edge on this measure, and more so from last fall, when she crushed her opponents on electability.
The poll finds other pronounced problems for Clinton. Among all Americans, 58 percent now say she’s not honest and not trustworthy, 16 points higher than in a precampaign poll two years ago. Obama beats her head-to-head on this attribute by a 23-point margin. The number of Americans who see Clinton unfavorably overall has risen to a record high in this polling, 54 percent — up 14 points since January. Obama’s unfavorable score has reached a new high as well, up 9 points, but to a lower 39 percent.
Tough times for the lady, but have faith, well with the Pope in USA now … you never now miracles happen and she hasn’t shown yet what she’s got under the sleeve.