Aug 25 2008
I am listening to the Democratic Convention on NPR. I have been particularly irritated with NPR lately however, not least because of their heavy coverage of what I consider to be the non-story of Clinton voters refusing to vote for Obama. Does anyone actually feel this way?* Do you feel this way? Do you know anyone who does? From what I can tell from talking to people about it, most of my close female friends voted for Clinton, are disappointed she didn’t win, but think Obama is just fine and certainly would never consider voting for McCain in her place. How could anyone with liberal values? He’s cretinous by comparison.
So what do you think? Is this a real story? Or the media attempting to make drama out of people’s well-founded disappointment that after 200 years and close to 100 years of feminism we’ve still not seen a female leader, and that the possibility seems only a little less remote after a campaign many of us were anticipating for many years? It doesn’t mean we won’t vote for Obama, who is pretty frickin’ great.
* besides that woman who apparently made that imbecilic ad for McCain, I mean.
ETA: I just sent a cranky letter to All Things Considered about it, so I suppose there might be a remote chance they air it whenever they read letters (Thursday, I think).
ETAx2: NPR sent back an autoresponse, which is fine; but it looks like their webform stripped all the apostrophes out of my text. Way to go, NPR, in making me look illiterate! Oh well.
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