Wednesday, January 09, 2008

The Power of a Woman's Tears

It's not hard to believe that Hillary Clinton won the Democrat primary in New Hampshire because of the tears she shed (or almost shed) the day before the primary. Her mediagenic emotional moment must have garnered sympathy from many a female voter -- perhaps from many of them who hadn't planned to vote, until the tears welled up.

It's as if a goodly fraction of the women of New Hampshire rose up and said, "We are woman...we cry." This is a qualification for office?