As a feminist who remembers the thrill of seeing Geraldine Ferraro take the stage at the 1984 Democratic National Convention as the party's vice presidential nominee, I can't tell you just how depressing I find the remarks she made about Barack Obama, blogged here by Dana.
The inimitable Maureen Dowd, in yesterday's column, churned up her customary blend of insight and meanness to send that message to Barack Obama, with whose campaign she has been traveling.
Obama sounded whiny after his losses, chastising reporters on his plane for asking him hard questions about Goolsbee and Antonin Rezko. Privately, his people conceded that he hadn’t been as fierce about winning as Hillary, once more playing rope-a-dope.
He’s now learned what Hillary learned in Iowa: You can’t cruise to victory on a coronation strategy.
An interesting fact about Hillary Clinton's win in Ohio is that, according to MSNBC's Nora O'Donnell, for the first time in any of these primaries, a substantial majority of white men (59 percent) voted for her. Likely the Clinton campaign's deft play of the NAFTA issue -- especially news of the Obama campaign's contacts with the Canadian consulate -- had some bearing on that number.
As counterpoint to an essay by anti-feminist woman who claims women to be intellectually inferior to men, editors of yesterday's Washington Post Outlook section ran a piece by a self-described feminist who describes women voters as fickle. Wow. I feel so much better.