November 3, 2007


Obama mocks Clinton for playing gender card (Glenn Thrush, November 3, 2007, Newsday)

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) mocked Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) on Friday for having played the gender card, saying she cried "Don't pick on me" after being attacked by her foes on legitimate policy issues at this week's debate among Democratic presidential contenders.

In an interview with NBC, Obama scoffed at the New York Democrat's complaint that she was being forced to "compete in the all-boys club" of presidential politics, saying he would never use his race -- Obama is black -- to shield him from political attacks.

In fairness to Ms Clinton, the only reason he's a candidate and has been able to survive a gaffe-rich campaign is because of his race.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 3, 2007 8:17 AM

On the other hand, the only reason she's a candidate and has been able to survive a flip-flop-rich campaign as a front runner is because of her gender, of being wife of a former president.

Posted by: ic at November 3, 2007 2:14 PM

Orrin, do you think Hill's going to get the nomination? I don't know how things are across the river, but over here liberals are pretty thick on the ground and every last one of them hates her with gusto. They make AM talk radio look positively snuggly for her.

Posted by: Bryan at November 3, 2007 9:01 PM

Chicks dig her and it's the female party.

Posted by: oj at November 4, 2007 12:25 AM

This old chick has never met a chick, young or old (other than feminazi's), who support Hillary. Her day came and went in 2004 when she decided against running.

Posted by: erp at November 4, 2007 9:06 AM