This was a tough weekend for Hillary*. Not only did 70% of women voting in the South Carolina primary vote for someone other than her, but this morning, Caroline Kennedy endorsed Senator Obama in the New York Times, saying:
“I have never had a president who inspired me the way people tell me that my father inspired them. But for the first time, I believe I have found the man who could be that president — not just for me, but for a new generation of Americans.”
This must be very worrisome for Mrs. Clinton, who can’t seem to get the traction she needs with women. Not only did she fail to persuade seven in ten women overall, she took only 40% of votes from white women.
*BTW, I mean no disrespect by commonly referring to her by her first name; her campaign does the same, I think, for the same reason I do: to avoid confusion with her husband.