by Steven Ertelt
February 19, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — As the Barack Obama surge continues nationwide and the pro-abortion Democratic candidate chalks up more primary election victories, pro-abortion activists who are backing Hillary Clinton are ratcheting up the complaints. They say Obama is all flash and no substance and that he wouldn’t do as well if he were a woman.
Ramona Oliver, communications director for EMILY’s List, a top pro-abortion group that has spent millions on Clinton’s campaign, issued the complaint in a Boston Globe interview.
"All of the substance, all of the work, all of the policies, all of the accomplishments probably don’t come off as flashy," she says of the comparison between Clinton’s image and Obama’s.
"There’s inspiration, and there’s effectiveness," she complained.
Martha Burk, chairwoman of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, joined in the complaining and told the Globe that Clinton’s image is hurt because she’s not the "glamour" candidate."
"She characterizes herself as being a workhorse and not a show horse," Burk said.
"She is being punished in a certain way for being competent and not jazzy. If he were female, with his credentials, age, and track record, I don’t think he’d be anywhere near the presidency of the United States," Burk contended.
Kim Gandy, president of the pro-abortion National Organization for Women, agreed.
"I do think at some level there is a Catch-22 for women," she said. "Showing your heart has never been a plus for high-achieving women."
Their comments come on the heels of Frances Kissling, the former president of Catholics for a Free Choice, endorsing Obama.