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LA Times Editorial: Feminists, Find a Better Reason to Vote for Hillary

LA Times Editorial: Feminists, Find a Better Reason to Vote for Hillary
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By    |   Tuesday, 09 February 2016 12:47 PM

Feminists must come up with a better reason to vote for Hillary Clinton for president other than the fact she's a woman, The Los Angeles Times says in an editorial published Tuesday.

The newspaper's editorial board writes that some younger feminists who fault Clinton for not being a "liberal champion" on issues like poverty and social inequality are being criticized by their older counterparts who insist they have a duty to vote for Clinton because she's a woman.

It cites former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's fiery statement as she campaigned for Clinton: "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other.''

"Would Albright say the same thing on Carly Fiorina's behalf if she were to magically win the GOP nomination to run against [Bernie] Sanders in November?

"Considering that Fiorina's saber-rattling approach to foreign policy and her hyperbolic attacks on Planned Parenthood, for which Albright has helped raise money, the answer is most assuredly no." the editorial asks.

"And that's the problem with the gender litmus test that Albright and others have implicitly imposed as they've urged women to rally behind Clinton."

The newspaper adds that  Clinton is "one of the most qualified candidates in recent years," who "needs no such help."

"Just as Barack Obama in 2008 made his case on the merits of his ideas, not the happenstance of his birth, so can Hillary Clinton now. And so she should," The Times writes.

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Feminists must come up with a better reason to vote for Hillary Clinton for president other than the fact she's a woman, The Los Angeles Times says in an editorial published Tuesday.
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