A Hillary Clinton partisan e-mails:
"Lets also remember Obama is trying to run against our Eleanor Roosevelt"
If there was one strategic assumption that seemed to be lost amid the spring hub-bub over Barack Obama's presidential candidacy, it was the idea that women would treat Clinton's candidacy as historic; that the mere fact of a plausible woman presidential candidate would create its own momentum and dislodge some of the skepticism that certain groups of women hold about Clinton.
In a memo, Clinton chief strategist Mark Penn writes:
About 65% of those who come to Hillary's rallies are women. Often they bring their children to see and meet the Senator. Often they bring their moms. Many women have a strong connection to Hillary's campaign, and they are increasing their support in many ways. This connection spans the generations and will be showcased this week by Hillary’s campaign.
A majority of the small donors to the campaign are women.
In our own polling, 94% of young women tell us that they are more likely to turn out and vote if the first woman nominee appears on the ballot.
Penn outlines what the campaign wants Clinton's campaign to mean for women:
In 1996, we learned that the power of the women's vote was being underestimated, something that is happening again in the analysis so far of this election. For women in their 90s, it means having gone full circle from first getting the vote to having a women president. For those who are working, it means breaking the ultimate glass ceiling. And for parents of both genders, it means being able to tell their daughters as well as their sons that they could grow up to be president some day.
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