Everybody see this from Madeleine Albright?

Madeleine-AlbrightShe wrote in Saturday’s New York Times: “My Undiplomatic Moment.” Her piece included:

I absolutely believe what I said, that women should help one another, but this was the wrong context and the wrong time to use that line. I did not mean to argue that women should support a particular candidate based solely on gender. But I understand that I came across as condemning those who disagree with my political preferences. If heaven were open only to those who agreed on politics, I imagine it would be largely unoccupied.

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4 responses to “Everybody see this from Madeleine Albright?

  1. Yeah…Steinem scripted an apology of sorts as well. I don’t think either is going to play with younger women voters eschewing elitist identity politics. They might help The Clinton Brandâ„¢ with middle aged and older voters down the line. But younger voters in the primary/caucus contests I doubt will be very impressed.

    Clinton’s credibility problems go much deeper than just gender politics. And she’s really not doing much to address that. (Can she?) Mending some PR fences isn’t going to help.

  2. Holly Wood at The Village Voice: I would rather go to hell than vote for Hillary.

    If Millennials are coming out in droves to support Bernie Sanders, it’s not because we are tripping balls on Geritol. No, Sanders’s clever strategy of shouting the exact same thing for 40 years simply strikes a chord among the growing number of us who now agree: Washington is bought. And every time Goldman Sachs buys another million-dollar slice of the next American presidency, we can’t help but drop the needle onto Bernie’s broken record:

    The economy is rigged.

    Democracy is corrupted.

    The billionaires are on the warpath.
    ………
    If anything concerns me at this pivotal moment, it’s not the revolutionary tremors of the youth. Given the Great American Trash Fire we have inherited, this rebellion strikes me as exceedingly reasonable. Pick a crisis, America: Child poverty? Inexcusable. Medical debt? Immoral. For-profit prison? Medieval. Climate change? Apocalyptic. The Middle East is our Vietnam. Flint, the canary in our coal mine. Tamir Rice, our martyred saint. This place is a mess. We’re due for a hard rain.

    I wonder how much of that sentiment will influence the older demographic. They’re the ones who are really feeling the economic screws of establishment failures.

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