Clintonism and Feminism — VP Edition

By Natalie Gewargis

Jul 29, 2008 12:26pm

I’ve been hearing from a lot of Democrats that if Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, picks a woman other than Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, to be his vice president, then it will be disastrous for him. Clinton supporters will flock to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in droves, it will be perceived as a tremendous insult to her, it’s a horrible idea.

So tough luck Gov. Kathleen Sibelius of Kansas, Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Gov. Janet Napolitano of Arizona and all the rest!

Here’s my question — isn’t this attitude completely antithetical to the notion of breaking glass ceilings? Didn’t she run not just so she could be president, but so it would be easier for other women to do so?

Discuss.

- jpt

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