In her NYT column today, Maureen Dowd reduces the race between Obama and Clinton to race and gender.
We’re not just in the most vertiginous election of our lives. We’re in another national seminar on gender and race that is teaching us about who we are as we figure out what we want America to be.By her reductionist framing of the campaign, MoDo diminishes and demeans both candidates by treating them as familiar stereotypes (and once again gives herself license to pass on yet another bad white bitch joke about Hillary). And she totally ignores the most important fact about this campaign: The public is sick to death of this unpopular and unjust war that has dragged on far too long. And they're sick of supporting politicians who helped make it possible. It's the war, stupid.
It’s not yet clear which prejudice will infect the presidential contest more — misogyny or racism.