It was a big day for Barack Obama as he received endorsements from no less than three Kennedys. While campaigning in Massachusetts and Connecticut, Hillary continued to remind voters that her campaign would also be historic if she was elected the first female president of the United States.
“I will bring to the White House my perspective as a daughter, a wife and a mother, because that’s never been in the White House before,” she said. “I know what it’s like to have to be at work and your baby wakes up sick. I know what it’s like when the baby sitter calls in sick. I know what it’s like when the appointment you thought would be done when your child gets out of school isn’t done and keeps on going.”
Am I the only one who finds this vaguely insulting? Is she implying that a man couldn’t possibly know what it’s like to have those kinds of problems, that those experiences are somehow exclusive to women? If any candidate knows the pressures of raising young children, I would imagine it is Mr. Obama, who must balance raising his two young daughters while attempting to run for president. Not only do I find this comment insulting and sexist, but I really don’t see what it has to do with her being the president of the United States. “Oh, the remnants of sexism are alive and well” indeed, Hillary.
Kennedy Backs Obama With ‘Old Politics’ Attack – [New York Times]