The key target of Hillary’s campaign: White women

By KTTH | June 11, 2015
clinton5

By Michael Medved

Despite recent setbacks, Hillary Clinton’s campaign remains serenely confident of victory because of their candidate’s strength among one crucial group in the electorate: white women. Actually, Hillary doesn’t even need a majority of this group; she just needs to come within ten points of the GOP candidate.

In 2012, Romney won white women by a landslide margin of 14 percentage points. But Barack Obama still won the overall women’s vote because non-white females, nearly 30% of the women’s vote, gave him a three-to-one margin. The Clinton campaign knows they can’t replicate Obama’s historic appeal to blacks and Latinos, so they will focus on white females with feminist appeals to “woman power.” Republicans must counter with a strong female nominee for Vice President to preserve their strength among white women. A strong female also can perform better than any male in one key role of a running mate: as an attack dog against the Democratic presidential nominee.

comments powered by Disqus
Top stories

Don't miss
  • debate
    Audio: The Fight For the White House Ben Shapiro, Michael Medved and David Boze analyze the current crop of GOP presidential hopefuls, with an eye towards who can best take back the White House and defeat Hillary Clinton. Moderated by Jason Rantz.

Don't miss
  • debate
    Video: Gun rights debate In KTTH’s third Freedom Series Debate, hosts Ben Shapiro and Michael Medved sat down with KIRO Radio’s Dave Ross and Ralph Fascitelli, President of Washington Ceasefire, to take on initiatives 594 and 591 and other gun rights issues.

Don't miss

Don't miss

Real Estate Corner
  • Robin's Real Estate Reality Talk
    Robin's Real Estate Reality Talk We are in a very unique market. Right now our area is showing signs of recovery. We are moving in a positive direction and gaining equity though are ways off from where we were in 2006 and 2007.