Hillary Haters Just Don't Like Her

More than politics, Clinton antipathy is deeply personal
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2007 12:49 PM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., greets local residents during a campaign stop, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – With a week to go before the Iowa caucuses, GQ looks at a subculture that hasn't gone away: the "Hillary Haters," a loose-knit collection of virulently anti-Clinton activists who can't wait to swiftboat her presidential bid. What unifies those who can't bear the thought of a Madam President and are raising millions to stop her? Little to nothing, it seems.

The Clinton haters range from evangelicals who accuse her of lesbianism to Spago-dining Hollywoodites who call her "Nixon in drag." The Stop Her Now website proclaims its mission as "Rescuing America from the radical ideas of Hillary Clinton"; a book illustrates her "superiority and arrogance" with photos of her changing hairstyles. Political unity is absent; the only constant is personal revulsion.