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Right off the bat at tonight’s Democratic debate (surprise! there’s another debate), Hillary Clinton was pressed about some of her more staunch supporters’ recent claims. Specifically, Clinton was asked whether she, too, believes that women who don’t vote for her may be destined for hell. The only thing Hillary needed to say was “no.” Hillary, however, did not say “no.”
More specifically, moderator Judy Woodruff quoted Madeleine Albright’s recent remark that “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other” (i.e. women who don’t vote for Hillary Clinton). As soon as Woodruff finished the statement, a few adamant boos were heard in the audience and Clinton positively beamed. “Do you agree?” Woodruff asked.
Here is where someone should respond with near certainty that, No, I don’t think you will go to hell if you don’t vote for me. So, Hillary, what’ll it be?
“Well, look. I think that, um...”
“She’s been saying that for as long as I’ve known her...”
Hillary, this isn’t what we just discussed.
“It doesn’t change my view that we need to empower everyone—women and men—to make the best decisions in their minds that they can make. That’s what I’ve always stood for.”
So, does Hillary Clinton believe that women who don’t vote for her are doomed to an eternity of fire and brimstone? Well, she’s open to the idea.