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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Hillary's New Hampshire Victory

I blame the media for the surprise victory by Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire yesterday (Clinton Is Victor, Turning Back Obama; McCain also Triumphs. New York Times. January 9th. 2008. A1).

For the past five days, the newspapers and television channels have been full of discussion about the possibility of a black man, Barack Obama, becoming President. Despite Hillary's strong showing in Iowa, there was virtually no discussion about the possibility that the ultimate glass ceiling might be broken and that a woman might become president.

The women of New Hampshire were insulted by this lack of focus on a woman's success so flocked to Hillary Clinton in sufficient numbers to put her over the top and made the race competitive once more.

[Full disclosure: I am a supporter of Barack Obama]

Sent to New York Times

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