Digital Markets Blog presidential campaign 2008 special series on what I am calling “User Generated Politics”Is the United States ready for its first woman president? Not if Barack Obama has anything to do with it!
Hillary Clinton has been aggressively playing the gender card, and Obama is following suit, announcing “Women for Obama”:
Welcome to Women for Obama! Women for Obama will forcefully and enthusiastically engage women, enlist women and empower women to recognize the difference our candidate can make in the “08 race and the world – and the difference we as women can make for our futures.
Use this site to access the talking points on Obama’s policies, positions and track record, to spread the word, and to involve your family, friends, schools, neighborhoods and workplaces. And share with one another your best ideas on supporting the campaign – and your best ideas for change to the candidate. This is your home, and change begins here.
Women for Obama raised about $750,000 at its inaugural event, a fundraising lunch in downtown Chicago. Obama finance chair Penny Pritzker rallied female asupporters: "And who says women don't support Barack Obama?" AP reports.
Barack’s “better half,” Michele, introduced him:
The reality is that my husband is a man who understands my struggle and the challenges facing women. He actually listens to me and has the utmost respect for my perspective and my life experience.
Barcack wooed the ladies:
I am absolutely convinced that part of that change is going to have to do with a spirit that is embodied in this room, a wisdom that is not unique to women but — in my life — I have found oftentimes it is stronger in women.
Will Clinton counter? African-Americans for Hillary, perhaps.
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