Hillary Clinton's campaign is capitalizing on an overlooked strain of feminism in blue-collar women - nurse's aides, factory workers, farmers, and single mothers - to help fuel her strength among the Democratic candidates for president.
Even many working-class women who have spent their lives in traditional roles at home and work have been animated by Clinton's effort to shatter what she has called "the highest, hardest glass ceiling."
But that struggle helped make Clinton "a strong, strong woman," said Beulah Miller, 76, of Onawa, Iowa, who saw Bill Clinton at a local high school.
Miller calls herself a "farm wife." And she loves the idea of a female president.
"Who is the one who does the dishes and gets the kids everywhere?" she said. "Women have been underestimated for years."
Saturday, November 24, 2007
"Blue-collar women see hope in Clinton"