Women Scarce on the Trail

Reporter finds herself the only female in the room
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2008 5:26 PM CDT
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks a luncheon at the Associated Press Annual Meeting in Washington, Monday, April 14, 2008.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – John McCain's press corps boasted but a single woman today among its two dozen men: Elizabeth Holmes, who blogs about it in the Wall Street Journal. More women were in evidence  when Hillary Clinton was stumping, because she employed several herself, Holmes writes, but now few females are left to either report on hopefuls or advise them. This year's contest "seems to be the old-style male-dominated game."