Hillary Clinton's Race for the White House: Gender Politics and the Media on the Campaign Trail
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- Publication Date:October 30, 2009
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Senator Hillary Clinton won 18 million votes in 2008 - nearly twice that of any presidential nominee in recent history - yet she failed to secure the Democratic nomination. In this compelling look at Clinton's historic candidacy, Regina Lawrence and Melody Rose explore how she came so close to breaking the ultimate glass ceiling in US politics, why she fell short, and what her experience portends for future female candidates in the media-saturated game of presidential politics. The result is more than just a postmortem of the Clinton campaign. Lawrence and Rose craft a sophisticated argument about the complex mix of gender stereotypes, media routines, and the particulars of individual character and electoral context that will shape the prospects of any woman who competes in the presidential arena. A compelling look at how Hillary Clinton came so close to breaking the ultimate glass ceiling in US politics, why she fell short, and what her experience portends for future female candidates in the media-saturated game of presidential politics.
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