Is Bill undermining Hillary?




Ben Smith quotes a letter from a female reader:

Around the office today, a number of women who were definitely in the Hillary camp are starting to feel a little sick to their stomach about the role Bill Clinton’s is playing. One remarked that she thought she would be voting for the first women president, not a trojan horse for Bill Clinton’s overactive ambition. Another friend I thought last week would definitely vote for Hillary labeled them the “Dynastic Duo” this morning and said she may switch to Obama. And finally, my best friend, who already sent in her absentee ballot says, she’s got serious “buyer’s remorse” saying she thought she had voted for the first women president, but now she’s not so sure she’s advanced or hurt women everywhere by voting for Hillary.

I think the media is missing the point like they did in NH. Bill’s role as of late is undermining the very strength derived from her seeming historic candidacy.

I like Bill. I don’t like him when he’s on the attack, however, and haven’t liked him at all the past few weeks. But I’m reacting to him as a guy. I have never understood how women perceive either Bill, Hillary, or the interaction between the two. So, I’d be curious what our female readers have to say about this.


CyberDisobedience on Substack | @aravosis | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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