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A Mother/Daughter Wedge Issue? One's Pro-Hillary . . .

A Mother/Daughter Wedge Issue? One's Pro-Hillary . . .

The prospect of the first female president has raised tensions along the gender divide — it's not just boys vs. girls, older Hillary-loving moms are squaring off against their young, hip, hope-inspired Obama-voting daughters. Slate ran a piece on this very phenomenon, and we wanted to put it to the test.

We peeked in on one such mom and daughter, to see what happens when they stop being polite and start being real — true life: my mom's trying to get me to vote for Hillary! To see what happens,


Is this a conversation you're familiar with? Do you think older women see the election differently than the younger generation? Are you just glad it's inspired passionate conversations like this? And how cute is the end of the conversation?!

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milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
Ugh I'm a independent that leans a little more to the left and my mom is big time republican. I agree with some of it and then there's some that we end up arguing like cats and dogs about. I wish we could sometimes have a civil discussion and just agree to disagree. But nope. Oh well.
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
"...he is just minutes away from a psychopathic red button pushing post traumatic stress meltdown." WOW
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
"I don't know anyone that is really for Hillary (other than reading you guys online)..." There are a lot of us or Obama would already have the bid. It honestly depends on who you are talking to. We are certainly outnumbered online. I think most of us will all be on the same side soon.
indielove indielove 9 years
"I don't know anyone that is really for Hillary (other than reading you guys online)..." Same here, except for my aforementioned uncle.
megnmac megnmac 9 years
My mom and I knock around a lot of the feminist stuff, and the recent age divide that is in the media (and we don't really see between us), and she's the one I talk to the most about politics. We're both going for Obama... but then, I don't know anyone that is really for Hillary (other than reading you guys online)...
bethany21 bethany21 9 years
I must thank kaysnowboarder, because "bull hocky" is officially being added into my daily conversations. Love it.
bethany21 bethany21 9 years
I can't stand when people make generalizations about a "generation." Every single American twenty-something does not think the same way! And neither does every fifty-something. My mom and I have definitely had conversations like this, but I think I would be the one with the lengthy paragraphs, and she would be the one signing off to watch cheesy tv. ;) After much healthy debate, however, we are both Obama supporters.
Rosarita96 Rosarita96 9 years
What a great conversation. What I love about this election is this is the kind of conversations happening between the generations...I have not seen this since JFK...I just gave away my age:)
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I think it's so great to see moms & daughters having conversations like this! I think people in general need to be less "this is what I believe, kthxbye" and more about about actual discourse.
Kaysnowboarder Kaysnowboarder 9 years
Ok - I do not know how I was outed but go Hillary!!!
TinkerbellSF TinkerbellSF 9 years
popgoestheworld - that's so funny, my mom will love that you figured she was younger. I've watched my mom's "work" on this site and it cracks me up.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
Oh we're over the map too. My Grandfather is a McCain man. He thinks all this Democratic hallabaloo is silly. My younger brother is an Obama man and me, my mom, and my dad are for Hillary. So far we are all being pretty civil. No bloodbaths yet. ;)
lula29 lula29 9 years
My mother is rather conservative, but since McCain is on the Republican ticket, she's not much interested in voting this time around. The older generation of my family is for Clinton, mainly because of Bill Clinton nostalgia. The rest of us, the young folk are for Obama. We as a family are politically all over the map.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I would have never guessed kaysnowboarder was old enough to have an adult child! Based on her posts I always though she was much, much younger. Who knew?
Sugar-Cane Sugar-Cane 9 years
That conversation was adorable. I love your mom! But my mom, dad, sister and I are Obama supporters through and through. That doesn't mean that my mom didn't pull out all of the stops to make sure that I was voting for Obama. She has had several conversations with me to convince me that voting for the Clinton empire is not a good idea (although she was a strong Bill Clinton supporter) and even brought me an Obama pin to wear. I agree with your mom that the media has treated Hillary totally differently than the other male presidential candidates. And I agree with Hillary herself when she equated her situation to that of Ginger Rogers with Fred Astaire - she did everything that he did, except backwards and on high heels. And I have cried many times thinking about what it would mean for women to see the first female president of the united states in our lifetime. But beyond the double standard and the hopes and dreams, there are still a number of reasons why I did not vote for Hillary in the primary. That being said, I will be happy to vote for her if she does in fact win the Democratic nomination. I just want the Democrats to pick a candidate already! Superdelegates - STOP WAITING AROUND TO MAKE YOUR MOVE! Endorse someone already.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
I'm kind of surprised to see quite a few families all supporting the same people or at least the same party. We've got Ron Paul, Clinton, Obama, McCain, and NOBODY they're all azzholes in the house. :rotfl:
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
:ROTFL: indie.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
My mom is always curious to hear what I think around election time. And she'll tell me what she thinks, but I've never felt like she tried to sway me. This mom above is almost a little condescending. I think I'd be annoyed if my mom said things like "I'm sad your generation isn't capable of seeing the truth that I totally know." :rotfl: My dad, on the other hand, just likes to rant around election time about how they are all bozos and liars and he won't vote for any of them. 8)
indielove indielove 9 years
My family, immediate and extended, is Pro-'BAMA. \m/ Well, one of my uncles is Pro-Hillary but I don't know why. He's never given me any kind of reason why he's supporting her. GO FIGURE.
zeze zeze 9 years
my mom thinks they are all making promises they can't keep and none of them will be that great, the world is a bad place and no man/woman can fix it in 4years, especially a man or woman wanting to be a US president, their hands will be tied by too many lobbies, voters, congress people, US reputation.... isn't she the eternal optimist~ :P she always votes independent b/c she doesn't want to be responsible for enabling anyone who wins
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
My parents aren't citizens, therefore they cannot vote... My mother has never been interested a lick in politics, except last time around when she told me she thinks Howard Dean would do a good job because he is a doctor and a real person.... Uhhh... k mom, whatever!
Bookish Bookish 9 years
I don't have to talk with my parents to know they are McCain 100%. My mom in law and sister are both Hillary supporters. My husband and I are the lone Obama supporters. We haven't had this conversation with my mother in law yet, it's sort of a miracle!
krampalicious krampalicious 9 years
The only woman for Hilary in my family is my grandmother (my mom's mom). All the rest of us are Barackin' Out.
syako syako 9 years
I don't have conversations like this with my parents :?
stephley stephley 9 years
One niece tried the 'get on board for our team' pitch for Hillary, but most of the women in my family are for Obama.
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