If I Were Barack Obama…

Barack Obama in Philadelphia

… I’d give a major speech on gender in America, just as he did on race in his brilliant Philadelphia address.

Of course, this was something that Hillary Clinton should have done, while she was still in the campaign. But she was too busy decrying her victimization – which was, sadly, not invented – and galvanizing her feminist base around the insult. The positive, inspirational route was not in Ms. Clinton’s political playbook.

An Obama address on the evils of persistent sexism would not only have intrinsic value, it would also help to ease Ms. Clinton’s army of wounded feminists into his fold.

2 Responses to “If I Were Barack Obama…”


  1. 1 smita 12 June 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Hey! It looks like the NYTimes columnists troll your blog for ideas. First Friedman and now Kristof!


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