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What will Hillary do with her power?

Saturday, May 10, 2008 by Dave Winer.

Oh the political debate is getting interesting! Permalink to this paragraph

Assuming the Democratic nomination is actually decided, then what is Hillary Clinton's future role? Permalink to this paragraph

Last night on Larry King I heard Carole Simpson, a black woman, supporter of HRC, say that it's white men calling for her to withdraw. (Transcript.)  Permalink to this paragraph

A picture named sba.jpgStephanie Miller chimed in "I have ovaries." Permalink to this paragraph

Even so, it seems to me that people of all genders are conspicuously not asking Clinton to withdraw out of respect for her power, which she has a lot of. What she does with that power now will have a lot to do with what happens next. I know that's pretty waffly, but I don't know how else to say it. She could blow something up. She could ask women to get angry. If she does, it seems there will be some angry women. Maybe many very angry women. Scary thought. No sarcasm.  Permalink to this paragraph

Perhaps her role will be analogous to Al Sharpton, sharp-tongued rallier of specialized anger.  Permalink to this paragraph

HRC is potentially a political leader of women unlike any leader we've ever seen. There have been some powerful women politicians -- Bella Abzug, Golda Meir, Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Benazir Bhutto, Nancy Pelosi.  Permalink to this paragraph

But what will Hillary do with her power? Permalink to this paragraph


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