Friday, May 2, 2008

Obama not "manly" enough... Hillary too "manly"?  

I found this interesting video on Fox News about the factor of masculinity in the Democratic race.

I'm not sure about their accusations that Clinton is attempting to make Obama look "less manly." Personally, I disagreed with her "3AM and the phone is ringing" ad because I found it to be taking advantage of the fear in the American people, but I genuinely think that the message she was trying to portay in that ad is that she's the best person for the job... not that Obama isn't "manly" enough.

I'd also like to point out that Bob Beckel's supporting evidence for Obama's "lack" of masculinity is the fact that Obama isn't a good bowler. Right. Only REAL men are good at bowling.

On the other hand, they did make a good point in saying that Clinton took a shot and drank some beers with voters to show that she is "one of the guys." I do think that's what she was trying to do. The fact is that she's a woman in a man's world, and thus she has to put on a "tough" and "tomboyish" image to survive. I mean, look at what happened when she shed ONE tear on national television - she got attacked. If she has any fighting chance, she does have to put on a tough exterior. It's sad, but it's reality... and she very well knows that.

What next?

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