An interesting comment posted after an article concerning Obama’s sexism….
Barbara D Says:
May 15th, 2008 at 4:44 PM
One has to wonder about how he chooses to interact with women in a PC world. From Maureen Dowd:
Hillary has clearly raised Obama’s consciousness about the importance of courting the ladies. Touring a manufacturing plant in Allentown, Pa., Tuesday, he was flirtatious, winking and grinning at the women working there, calling one “Sweetie,” telling another she was “beautiful,” and imitating his daughters’ dance moves by twirling around. Later, at a Scranton town hall, he went up to Denise Mercuri, a pharmacist from Dunmore wearing a Hillary button. “What do I need to do? Do you want me on my knees?” he charmed, before promising: “I’ll give you a kiss.”
I suppose he was trying to be charming, but it sounds immature, condescending and politically naive coming from the mouth of a presidential candidate. His behavior in Pennsylvania went beyond the “habit” of calling women “sweetie.” As a presidential candidate, he needs to come across as,well, presidential. (I know the standards have been lowered in the last 7 years by the current occupant of the White House, but we should demand more from those aspiring to be president.