According to the State House News Service, the usually-circumspect Murray is bluntly calling out Ted Kennedy and John Kerry for backing Obama over Hillary Clinton.
"I don't want to be pushed aside anymore. I don't want to be patted on the head, saying, 'You did a good job on that, but now we got this young person, we got this attractive man, because you can't get elected because the media said you couldn't, because the polls said you couldn't. We're going to put this guy out front. And by the way we need your help, and could you organize this or that.' I'm not doing that anymore.... Fifty-one percent of the population, and we've all worked on campaigns, we've stuffed the envelopes, we've licked the stamps for a lot of men in our party and it's disappointing to see the men in our party walk away from a woman candidate."
Some women feel Ted should’ve just stayed out of the race. I’ve been guessing that women would go to Hillary’s side. I’ve made the argument that, women would rally to her side, even though they may not be public about it because of the grief Hillary and her supporters get from Clinton haters. But I felt that when many women stepped into the voting booth, they would think of their grandmothers, mothers and daughters, as well as all the condescending or sexist comments from men, or the doors that were closed on them over the years and that they would quietly smile and pull the lever for Hillary.
We’ll see how it plays out.
*I think many African-Americans will do the same for Obama, but women make up a greater share of voters.