Sunday, January 13, 2008

Question for Hillary - Does Gender Matter or Not?

I submitted this question for the Nevada debate Tuesday night:
“I don’t think either Senator Obama or myself want to see the injection of race or gender into this campaign,” Clinton continued. “We are each running as individuals.
(From New York Times, January 13 "Clinton Accuses Obama Camp of Distorting Her Words")

Yet last Saturday at the New Hampshire debate Hillary Clinton said:
"I think I am an agent of change. I embody change. I think having the first woman president is a huge change -- (applause) -- with consequences across our country and the world."
Which is it? Does Clinton think her gender should be a factor voters consider?

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