A page-one story in the Washington Post reveals that Hillary Clinton’s lead over the other Democratic candidates is primarily because of women:

“In the most recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, Clinton led Obama by a 2 to 1 margin among female voters. Her 15-point lead in the poll is entirely attributable to that margin. Clinton drew support from 51 percent of the women surveyed, compared with 24 percent who said they supported Obama and 11 percent who said they backed former senator John Edwards of North Carolina.

“Clinton is drawing especially strong support from lower-income, lesser-educated women — voters her campaign strategists describe as ‘women with needs.'”

Okay, gang, our work is cut out for us. It is easy for women to assume that Mrs. Clinton’s policies will benefit them-especially women with lower incomes who might look to the government for financial support. We must convince these voters between now and Nov. 2008 that the best policy for us all is a vibrant economy based on free-market values. Mrs. Clinton has long been a standard bearer on government intervention.