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Clinton plays the female card
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Clinton plays the female card

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Hillary Clinton's campaign Monday made its most overt bid yet to highlight her historic potential as the possible first US woman president, suggesting female voters could vault her to victory.

The front-running Democrat kicked off a week of events highlighting her perceived appeal to women, as her campaign released a memo implying she could best exploit the "pivotal" voting bloc in 2008.

"Women are and will be a powerful force in American politics this presidential election," the memo said.

"They were the critical swing voters in the last three elections and they promise to again play a pivotal role in this one," Clinton's top strategist Mark Penn wrote in the memo.

Less than three months before first party nominating contests, the memo argued the New York Senator was trouncing her fellow Democrats and potential Republican rivals in the battle for the female vote.

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  -Clinton plays the female card jefferson_dem  Oct-15-07 10:30 AM   #0 
  - Hillary is not my first choice, but I would have no problem voting for  napi21   Oct-15-07 10:37 AM   #1 
  - There it is.  Fridays Child   Oct-15-07 10:40 AM   #3 
  - Good  seasonedblue   Oct-15-07 10:40 AM   #2 
  - She is on The View right now and talking about her strong female  durrrty libby   Oct-15-07 10:42 AM   #4 
  - You had a perfect opportunity 4 years ago to back another women  merbex   Oct-15-07 10:43 AM   #5 
     - You consider that's enough to erase being tired  seasonedblue   Oct-15-07 10:47 AM   #8 
     - Were you a supporter of C. M. Braun?  merbex   Oct-15-07 11:01 AM   #16 
        - No I didn't,  seasonedblue   Oct-15-07 11:08 AM   #29 
     - So we should stop trying because Carol Mosely Braun fell short? Or are we supposed to wait until  yellowcanine   Oct-15-07 11:00 AM   #14 
     - Did she fall short or were people too narrow minded to vote for her?  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:03 AM   #21 
     - Either way does it actually matter in terms of whether we should support Hillary Clinton or not?  yellowcanine   Oct-15-07 11:05 AM   #24 
     - Yes, it does  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:08 AM   #27 
        - How so? Please explain. I don't see the logic here.  yellowcanine   Oct-15-07 11:12 AM   #34 
     - Ding, Ding, Ding!!!!!! We have a winner  merbex   Oct-15-07 11:06 AM   #26 
     - Or maybe she wasn't a good candidate. Also a possibility. Lot's of people have run for president  yellowcanine   Oct-15-07 11:17 AM   #43 
        - I am being very thoughtful. I am not narrow minded either. I call a spade a spade.  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:20 AM   #46 
     - She was ethically challenged. n/t  DURHAM D   Oct-15-07 11:38 AM   #66 
     - I've been on DU since those days of the 2003-04 Primary race and  merbex   Oct-15-07 11:05 AM   #23 
        - So explain why we should withhold support from HRC because Braun didn't get a fair shake?  yellowcanine   Oct-15-07 11:10 AM   #31 
           - 'We have to start somewhere" - how telling is that that the woman we are  merbex   Oct-15-07 11:15 AM   #39 
              - no and she still will not. She has not done anything outstanding since she has been in the Senate.  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:17 AM   #42 
              - Well she is not only married to Bill Clinton. If that were the only thing you might have a point.  yellowcanine   Oct-15-07 11:26 AM   #54 
              - So we have to take the hardest possible path to break the glass ceiling?  MGKrebs   Oct-15-07 11:49 AM   #83 
              - Hillary has spent her entire life breaking through glass ceilings  cuke   Oct-15-07 11:54 AM   #86 
     - That's just an unfair comparison. A blatant one, too.  MADem   Oct-15-07 11:06 AM   #25 
     - Thank you,  seasonedblue   Oct-15-07 11:10 AM   #32 
     - No it is not an unfair comparison. Why didn't people vote for it is very obvious  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:12 AM   #35 
     - "Why people didn't vote for IT?" I can't believe you said that.  MADem   Oct-15-07 11:32 AM   #58 
     - MADem has "answered you directly" and so have I. You have not rebutted. You just want to holler  yellowcanine   Oct-15-07 11:43 AM   #76 
     - Yes, lets's talk about an interchangeable part of HC  merbex   Oct-15-07 11:12 AM   #36 
     - There's an interesting thought. What would happen to Hillary's  NCevilDUer   Oct-15-07 11:32 AM   #56 
     - That is the only reason why they will vote for her. They know she can not handle the job. They  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:34 AM   #60 
     - Balderdash. So why did she get elected Senator from NY? Because the NY voters  yellowcanine   Oct-15-07 11:38 AM   #65 
     - wrong post  ronnykmarshall   Oct-15-07 12:48 PM   #104 
     - I think she could handle the job  tigereye   Oct-15-07 08:13 PM   #119 
     - I would still support her 100%. She's smarter than Bill.  emilyg   Oct-15-07 12:11 PM   #95 
     - I think it is really insulting to the voters in New York to say that HRC was elected twice to the  yellowcanine   Oct-15-07 11:35 AM   #62 
     - What do you want the woman to do? Divorce the man?  MADem   Oct-15-07 11:43 AM   #75 
        - Actually I think many do. But of course then they would find a way to make that a political  yellowcanine   Oct-15-07 11:45 AM   #80 
     - you are right one is White the Other is Black. That is the difference  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:16 AM   #40 
     - Shirley Chisholm, many years ago?  Blue_In_AK   Oct-15-07 01:03 PM   #110 
  - very smart move.  rodeodance   Oct-15-07 10:43 AM   #6 
  - "The female card"?  redqueen   Oct-15-07 10:43 AM   #7 
  - Exactly my thought.  youthere   Oct-15-07 10:50 AM   #9 
     - I don't think it's insulting.  seasonedblue   Oct-15-07 10:54 AM   #11 
     - Worse than a candidate who assumes people will vote for him because of his gender and race?...  Mass   Oct-15-07 10:57 AM   #13 
     - No...the same...  youthere   Oct-15-07 11:03 AM   #20 
     - "tremendously insulting "? First of all no one is assuming anything  durrrty libby   Oct-15-07 11:01 AM   #15 
     - NO ONE is assuming?  youthere   Oct-15-07 11:11 AM   #33 
        - So you went from the vapors to hyperventalating.......nice  durrrty libby   Oct-15-07 11:15 AM   #38 
           - Do you have a point?  youthere   Oct-15-07 11:18 AM   #44 
           - I have a question  cuke   Oct-15-07 12:00 PM   #89 
              - From her website:  youthere   Oct-15-07 12:20 PM   #97 
                 - Sorry, every candidate is going to exploit  seasonedblue   Oct-15-07 12:33 PM   #98 
                 - So let's review what you've said so far  cuke   Oct-15-07 12:36 PM   #100 
                    - WRONG.  youthere   Oct-15-07 12:51 PM   #105 
                       - That's a pretty decent appeal to women.  seasonedblue   Oct-15-07 12:58 PM   #107 
                       - *sigh*  youthere   Oct-15-07 01:09 PM   #112 
                          - Well I don't see her assumption about the lock  seasonedblue   Oct-15-07 01:15 PM   #114 
                             - the press release youthere linked to includes a list of policies  cuke   Oct-15-07 01:20 PM   #115 
                       - 1) The press release says nothing about exploiting women voters  cuke   Oct-15-07 01:02 PM   #109 
                          - Are you seriously trying to argue that Hillary...  youthere   Oct-15-07 01:26 PM   #116 
                             - HRC will not "EXPLOIT" the womens vote  cuke   Oct-15-07 01:47 PM   #117 
           - Where did I say I was insulted by her female support?  youthere   Oct-15-07 01:14 PM   #113 
     - eh?  incapsulated   Oct-15-07 11:13 AM   #37 
  - Perfectly legitimate issue...  SaveElmer   Oct-15-07 10:53 AM   #10 
  - I just saw her on the VIEW. It was a masterful performance.  MADem   Oct-15-07 10:56 AM   #12 
  - No Republicans  otohara   Oct-15-07 11:03 AM   #18 
  - So they've been INVITED, but won't show. Guess they're blowing off the female voters. NT  MADem   Oct-15-07 11:21 AM   #49 
  - Yes she was terrific. Obama was on a year ago and canceled  durrrty libby   Oct-15-07 11:03 AM   #19 
  - It's funny, the article says "perceived" appeal to women  ellacott   Oct-15-07 11:01 AM   #17 
  - Exactly. More and more women are changing their minds about Hillary  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:05 AM   #22 
     - How do you know that....  Missy M   Oct-15-07 11:08 AM   #30 
     - I saw it on TV n/t  ellacott   Oct-15-07 11:19 AM   #45 
     - See post 41. You're correct.  MADem   Oct-15-07 11:20 AM   #47 
     - I know a hell of a lot of women and only 1 person I know is for her.  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:38 AM   #68 
     - The current thinking is that sector could be her decisive demographic.  MADem   Oct-15-07 11:16 AM   #41 
     - I can post one where African Americans Believe they will be the deciding factor.  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:36 AM   #63 
        - Not sure what the "Hello Duh" was supposed to accomplish, there.  MADem   Oct-15-07 11:49 AM   #84 
           - And every analyst has stated General election poll does not mean anything.  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:57 AM   #88 
              - That's a convoluted sentence that makes 'iffy' sense.  MADem   Oct-15-07 12:17 PM   #96 
     - Changing their minds to vote for her. Her support continues to grow  durrrty libby   Oct-15-07 11:23 AM   #51 
     - Really. We will see with Iowa and NH in January just how much her support will group.  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:25 AM   #52 
        - To quote Michelle.."It was a nice dream"  durrrty libby   Oct-15-07 11:32 AM   #57 
           - That is not voting. Duh  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:33 AM   #59 
     - None of the women I know are for HRC  DKRC   Oct-15-07 11:35 AM   #61 
        - I know one person. That is it. Out of all the women I know 1 is for her.  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:37 AM   #64 
  - Is that after Obama played the RACE card.  Bitwit1234   Oct-15-07 11:08 AM   #28 
  - I believe it was.  William769   Oct-15-07 11:21 AM   #48 
  - Link Please  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:28 AM   #55 
  - Show me where he said vote for me because of my race.  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:26 AM   #53 
  - Clinton didn't say vote for me because I'm a woman  seasonedblue   Oct-15-07 11:39 AM   #69 
     - Hello he is stil not saying vote for me because I am black. Yes, those are issues in the AA  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:41 AM   #71 
        - Show me where Clinton says vote for me because I'm a woman.  seasonedblue   Oct-15-07 11:42 AM   #73 
           - Clinton plays the female card  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:43 AM   #74 
           - Show me where Clinton says vote for me  seasonedblue   Oct-15-07 11:45 AM   #78 
              - read my post  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:45 AM   #79 
                 - Your post was an articles interpretation  Lirwin2   Oct-15-07 11:48 AM   #81 
                 - I read it,  seasonedblue   Oct-15-07 11:48 AM   #82 
                    - Where are clinton ads on issues. Not targeting women. When she talk to women  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:56 AM   #87 
                       - What "women's" issues?  seasonedblue   Oct-15-07 12:02 PM   #91 
           - Right on her website:  youthere   Oct-15-07 12:36 PM   #99 
              - Exploiting favorable demographics  seasonedblue   Oct-15-07 12:41 PM   #102 
                 - I'm not arguing with you.  youthere   Oct-15-07 12:55 PM   #106 
                    - Ok, thanks  seasonedblue   Oct-15-07 12:59 PM   #108 
  - wow! This is getting nasty  Truth Hurts A Lot   Oct-15-07 12:37 PM   #101 
  - Oh my GAWD  Gilligan   Oct-15-07 11:22 AM   #50 
  - 66% Of IA Caucus Goes Are Female  DemocratSinceBirth   Oct-15-07 11:38 AM   #67 
  - and it does not mean they will vote for Hillary  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:39 AM   #70 
     - Just Remember A Dream Is A Wish The Heart Makes  DemocratSinceBirth   Oct-15-07 11:42 AM   #72 
        - Remember your post and Iowa in January.  Ethelk2044   Oct-15-07 11:45 AM   #77 
           - When Obama Finishes Third  DemocratSinceBirth   Oct-15-07 11:50 AM   #85 
  - I still cannot figure what this thread is about.  Mass   Oct-15-07 12:00 PM   #90 
  - It demonstrates the character of Hillary Haters  cuke   Oct-15-07 12:04 PM   #92 
     - I have seen similar things from Hillary supporters going after Obama.  Mass   Oct-15-07 12:07 PM   #93 
        - There are plenty of vicious posters  cuke   Oct-15-07 12:10 PM   #94 
  - If the media can obsess about her cleavage, I reckon she can play the "female card."  Perry Logan   Oct-15-07 12:42 PM   #103 
  - the female card? what utter BS  lionesspriyanka   Oct-15-07 01:05 PM   #111 
  - But some of them are baking cookies  kwolf68   Oct-15-07 02:01 PM   #118 

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