May 19th, 2008
03:20 PM ET
15 years ago

Cafferty: What role did sexism play in Clinton’s likely defeat?

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Hillary Clinton has said she's trying 'to break the highest and hardest glass ceiling'."]

Hillary Clinton says she's running for president "to break the highest and hardest glass ceiling" in the United States. But every day, it looks less and less likely that she'll succeed.

The New York Times reports today about what Clinton's all-but-certain defeat will mean for women. Clinton set records for a campaign by a woman, raising more than $170 million, often getting better debate reviews than her male competitors, rallying older women and getting white men to vote for her.

There are even those who believe Clinton was able to use sexism on the trail to her advantage, by bringing in more votes and donations after instances where many believed she was being unfairly picked on because she is a woman.

There is no question she has done exceedingly well only to finish second behind Barack Obama.

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