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Madam President?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 02:02

Playing the woman card to be Madam President? Clinton says ''deal me in.'' Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Hillary Clinton, as she secures the numbers to make her the first woman to be the nominee of a major American party. And now Georgetown University Professor Michele Swers says Clinton will face a uniquely female balancing act. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MICHELE SWERS, PROFESSOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, SAYING: "As a woman you want to be tough and show that you can handle the job, but you don't want to be too tough. You need to show a feminine side as well, and that you care about people, and that you are empathetic because that is what we expect from women." Republican rival Donald Trump says Clinton should not count on women. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE DONALD TRUMP, SAYING: "She plays the woman card more than any human being I've ever seen in my life. And frankly, I don't even think women like her, from everything I see." (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, HILLARY CLINTON "Donald Trump, says, 'There she goes playing the woman's card.' Well, I'll tell you what - if talking about paid family leave, equal pay, women's rights to make our health care decisions, then deal me in." Clinton was highly favored by older women in the primary season, but many younger women like 29-year old Jessica Forrester opted for Sen. Bernie Sanders. Forrester will happily back Clinton now that she has adopted some of Sanders positions, while noting that in some ways, Sanders had it easier. (SOUNDBITE) (English) JESSICA FORRESTER SAYING, "She didn't have the option to be a Bernie Sanders -- to walk around in an ill-fitting suit and have messy hair. She never would have been taken seriously. Whereas for Bernie, we say, 'Oh, he is so busy writing policy and saving the world that he just looks a mess and doesn't care about his appearance and that's fine.' We never would have given her that same luxury." Sloane Shearman is undecided (SOUNDBITE) (English) SLOANE SHEARMAN SAYING: "I might possibly, maybe in some world, vote for Hillary Clinton. It would not be because she is a woman. In fact, I think it would be disrespectful to vote for Hillary Clinton because she is a woman." First Lady Michelle Obama... (SOUNDBITE) (English) FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA SAYING: "And because of Hillary Clinton, my daughters and all our sons and daughters now take for granted that a oman can be president of the United States."

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Madam President?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 02:02