The NPR News Blog asked “Why Does Clinton Turn Some Women Voters Off?” Here’s my answer:
I am a 36-year-old white woman in the fuchsia (sp?) state of North Carolina. I used to love Clinton when she stood for strong, independent, professional women as a First Lady who wasn’t going to be staying home and “baking cookies.”
As a politician, though, I have grown disinterested as her policies veer more and more toward the center-right. Her support for the war cinched my distaste for her. I would never vote for a Republican over her, but I would take just about any other Democrat including Barack Obama.
By the way, I heard on NPR this morning that older white women were especially inclined toward Clinton. Not so in my family! Both grandmothers told me last night they are excited about Obama and voted/are voting for him in their respective primaries (NY and TX).