Late Night: Hillary's Most Vocal Supporters

This video of Hillary hugging two shrieking middle-aged female fans, who in a post-hug interview (at 58 seconds in) act like it's 1964, they are 13 and just met the Beatles, is hilarious.

If they are representative of the commitment of female voters over 50 to Hillary, and I suspect they are, they are going to give Obama's youth voters a run for their money.

I hope you watch it, it's a good laugh before turning off the computer after a long, dismal night of the worst television reporting and commenting in recent memory.

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    I come here to feel good (5.00 / 2) (#10)
    by lily15 on Sat Jan 26, 2008 at 11:38:57 PM EST
    and tonight you are doing great...I am cheered...knowing we are not alone...and are fighting back...Keep in mind...that the news tomorrow will hopefully wipe away this inconsequential state that hardly matters since it votes Republican anyway.  Anyway, the big big news is that Governor Crist of Florida is supporting McCAin...it is a huge endorsement inasmuch as Romney was gaining in Florida.  Obama is a lightweight against McCain...and independent and Republicans are not voting Obama over McCain..But against Hillary, McCain's age really becomes a problem.

    I'm a woman over 50 (5.00 / 1) (#18)
    by echinopsia on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 01:01:45 AM EST
    And I can guarantee you that the commitment of women my age and older to Hillary absolutely eclipses that of the youngsters to Obama. We just aren't as googoo-eyed about it.

    We're not only older and have more insurance, we have time, energy, determination, strength, wisdom, courage, experience, and money. And we vote.

    Obama kiddies will have another chance. We've been waiting all our lives for this.

    in other words we know why we (none / 0) (#40)
    by hellothere on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 10:24:24 AM EST
    are voting and it has more to do with what we will gain for us and america and not just lofty rhetoric.

    I just want to assure you that at a minimum (5.00 / 1) (#26)
    by oculus on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 02:41:07 AM EST
    one person (moi) read and enjoyed this very funny slice of your history.

    Thank You (5.00 / 0) (#30)
    by Garbo on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 04:45:23 AM EST
    Thank you so much for sharing that video - it was adorable and gave me a much needed laugh after suffering through one of the most depressing nights of MSNBC coverage ever.

    The media is doing for Obama what it did for Bush - it is giving him a free pass because he "makes them feel good" and because "he's the kind of guy they'd like to have a beer with."  It's sickening how lazy and superficial the media (and the American people) are - again.  Have they learned nothing from the past seven years?

    Blind faith is not something this proud atheist believes in, but it seems the majority of Americans and pundits do, and they are willing to time and time again support candidates with it. Obama's supporters remind me of religious fanatics in some ways.  I find it disturbing.

    Thanks (none / 0) (#1)
    by chrisvee on Sat Jan 26, 2008 at 11:17:03 PM EST
    I'm in my 40s and I suspect I might squeal a bit if it would get me a hug from Hillary. :-)

    hey I thought you had a thing (none / 0) (#4)
    by Judith on Sat Jan 26, 2008 at 11:23:49 PM EST
    for Romney!! :-)

    Bwa! (none / 0) (#37)
    by chrisvee on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 09:36:55 AM EST
    That's just my shallow side.  I can keep it under control, lol. ;-)

    Thank you.....!! (none / 0) (#2)
    by Stellaaa on Sat Jan 26, 2008 at 11:17:19 PM EST
    Nice to see happy people...!!

    cheer up Jeralyn! (none / 0) (#3)
    by Judith on Sat Jan 26, 2008 at 11:23:14 PM EST
    You knew she would lose this one.  

    And thank you for the video - that was very, very sweet.

    The loss wasn't surprising, it was the (5.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Teresa on Sat Jan 26, 2008 at 11:35:36 PM EST
    media coverage. Though I guess we shouldn't be surprised but it was that bad.

    Yes... (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by Stellaaa on Sat Jan 26, 2008 at 11:36:49 PM EST
    Those the witch is dead glee from the munchkins...

    that is why I dont watch it (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by Judith on Sat Jan 26, 2008 at 11:37:48 PM EST
    so you guys are braver than I am.

    judith, i didn't watch either. (none / 0) (#41)
    by hellothere on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 10:25:40 AM EST
    i sympathize with how you are feeling, because i feel the same. but cheer up, super tuesday is coming. we'll have more fun then.

    I am fine - (none / 0) (#46)
    by Judith on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 12:15:24 PM EST
    I didnt follow last night because I knew pretty much what would happen.  I moved on before it even took place! I try to manage my energy.

    moving on!!!!! (none / 0) (#50)
    by hellothere on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 01:28:44 PM EST
    but you watched (5.00 / 1) (#11)
    by Judith on Sat Jan 26, 2008 at 11:39:22 PM EST
    and that is all that matters to them. They dont care about quality or fairness or what the country needs.  It is all just entertainment.

    I don't watch it either... (none / 0) (#15)
    by dutchfox on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 12:21:19 AM EST
    I don't subscribe to cable television, thankfully. I rely basically on TL for fair coverage. But I'm so involved in local activism, that's where my focus is. The crowning is gonna happen in a couple of weeks, anyway, so I'll wait til June or thereabouts to chime in my 2 cents.

    I like your posting name (none / 0) (#47)
    by Judith on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 12:16:02 PM EST
    makes me think of a Vermeer painting. :-)

    Tenacity and fierceness (5.00 / 1) (#27)
    by lily15 on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 03:55:25 AM EST
    is required in this battle. It will be won by the determination and willingness to fight. Hillary sets the example...I don't know how she does it...her schedule is grueling...and yet she fights on every day despite a chorus of lies and misrepresentations and worse.  Just keep looking at these people who spin...who they are...their lack of intellectual honesty...and get mad...very mad...channel that energy....channel the fury...

    I'm older and I have more insurance! (none / 0) (#5)
    by BluestBlue on Sat Jan 26, 2008 at 11:27:50 PM EST
    I'm not over 50, but I'm not a KosKiddie either...

    Do you remember the line from Fried Green Tomatoes?
    I'm older and I have more insurance.


    Btw, great as the movie is (none / 0) (#24)
    by Cream City on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 02:17:53 AM EST
    ya gotta read the book.  And others by Fannie Flagg -- a Southern beauty queen with brains and wit.



    That is hilarious (none / 0) (#13)
    by andreww on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 12:02:14 AM EST
    Thanks for that video....that's great.  And regardless of who we support - it's great to see that kind of enthusiasm in an election.  

    I loved the "hillaaaaarrrryyyy!!!" in the background as she was coming out of the door.  Too funny.

    Obviously (none / 0) (#17)
    by squeaky on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 12:35:11 AM EST
    S/he is not alone. ahem cough cough....

    ... Ooooooooooooooooooooooo, (none / 0) (#33)
    by lespool on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 07:47:13 AM EST
    They're soooo coot...

    Jeralyn (none / 0) (#34)
    by Kathy on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 08:38:37 AM EST
    your piece reminds me of that line from Fried Green Tomatoes:

    "Face it, girls, I'm older and I have more insurance."


    well I was 13 and saw the Beatles in 1964 (none / 0) (#36)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 09:32:14 AM EST
    Posted by Cream City (I had to delete it because it had a url that was too long and skewed the site.)

    and still have my ticket stub.  Oh, and my Beatles bikini underpants (pristine condition, still in the package, worth a fortune, but I'm not selling 'em).

    I was in the crowd of teenyboppers in the streets, pictured in this: (url deleted)

    (And for a fascinating analysis of how taking to the streets in '64 readied a generation of girls to head back into the streets a few years later for civil rights, against the war, for women's rights, etc., read Susan Douglas' Where the Girls Are.)

    However, I have all growed up now and prefer more, ahem, mature memorabilia and memories.

    Like, omigod, I also met Hillary several years ago and even got a letter from her, omigod!

    Ahem.  Back to our regularly scheduled, postmenopausal behavior. . . .

    Okay, here's another way to a funny article (none / 0) (#39)
    by Cream City on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 10:23:45 AM EST
    on the "excesses of the '60s" by teenyboppers.  Sorry, I'll do no more long URLs.  

    But for a fun read and great photos of police facing  Beatlemania -- not to mention great photos of teased hair -- see wisconsinhistory.org, click on the link to the magazine, click on the link to the archives, click on the link to the 2000 issues, and click on the link to the article.


    Thanks for the memories. (none / 0) (#43)
    by LadyDiofCT on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 10:37:19 AM EST
    I haven't thought of my beatle sneakers in years.  And thanks for reminding me of all my sisters and that the struggle continues and we are in this together.  I feel much better now.

    Thread cleaned (none / 0) (#44)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 10:44:46 AM EST
    of off-topic comments. There are tons of primary threads around, please make your comment (at least tangentially if not directly) related to the thread you are putting it on. Thanks.

    What a great clip! (none / 0) (#48)
    by Marjorie on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 12:28:25 PM EST
    It is noon here and, until I saw your clip, I was still depressed from CNN's awful coverage. Now I feel sooo much better! We are not alone [I never really thought we were, but you know. . . ] The women were just beautiful! And Hillary will be our next President! Thank you.

    funny (none / 0) (#49)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 12:48:32 PM EST
    I just deleted a comment from someone that accused me of ridiculing women over 50 and being an Obama supporter. (Regular, even occasional readers of this site should get why this is funny.)

    old age (none / 0) (#51)
    by diogenes on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 07:18:51 PM EST
    I don't know if bashing McCain for being "old" will sit so well with people who are, well, old themselves.

    good point (none / 0) (#52)
    by Judith on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 08:03:17 PM EST
    I try to watch myself...sometimes I can help it to make a funny...but I should restrain myself.

    Heh, this is sweet (none / 0) (#53)
    by Stellaaa on Mon Jan 28, 2008 at 01:02:37 AM EST