Does Obama Disrespect Women?
by VegMom, Fri Feb 22, 2008 at 11:33:01 AM EST
Last night's debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama had another subtle but significant moment showing Obama's lack of respect for Hillary. As the audience cheered her and rose to its feet, he looked off to the side and seemed to say "Are we done?" A moment later, he repeated this.
During the debate before this one, as Hillary was speaking, he kept raising his hand in the air, like a schoolboy who wants to make sure that the teacher notices him too. He could not let Hillary just finish her thought without inserting himself in the moment.
And of course, we have "You're likeable enough, Hillary" and other slights that lead me to wonder if Obama would be doing this if his opponent were a man. Is Obama's famous "healthy ego" also a sexist ego hiding in Oprah clothes?