Hill's Bad Press Rallies Women

Women support Clinton when going gets tough
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Mar 9, 2008 1:00 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., left and Nevada State Assemblyman, Ruben Kihuen, talk with reporters after they canvassed a neighborhood in Las Vegas, Nevada Thursday,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The press may be ganging up on Hillary Clinton—but that’s good news for her campaign, writes Deirdre Depke in Newsweek. When women sense an affront to the senator, they come out for her in droves, as they did in New Hampshire, Ohio, and Texas. The best course for Clinton now, Depke writes, is to “stay on the sidelines while the women of America fight the battle for her.”

If Hillary goes farther in claiming bias, she could seem “churlish—even paranoid,” notes Depke. When “outrage” comes from inside the campaign, it can be disastrous, as Bill Clinton showed in South Carolina. So she should trust the “sisterhood,” because “nothing makes an American woman as crazy-mad as watching another American woman get pushed around.”