Washington, Sept 15 : New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying hard to stem the recent shift of white female voters to the Republican ticket.
During the brutal Democratic primary fight, Clinton had driven a wedge between female white voters while countering Senator Barack Obama.
She told an enthusiastic crowd of about 1,600 made up mostly of white women, in the gymnasium of Ellet High School, Ohio, that though she and Obama started out on two separate paths, they are now on one journey.
"With your help, it will lead straight to the White House," added Clinton.
According to the Washington Times, she trashed both Republican Presidential nominee Senator John McCain and running mate Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for promising more of the same policies of President Bush, which 'had cost Ohio manufacturing jobs, left many without health insurance and made big oil companies richer while the middle class grew poorer.'
Palin's addition to the Republican ticket last month is being cited as one major factor for energizing the conservative base and drawing female voters away from Obama. Clinton mentioned her name only once.
Moreover, Clinton echoed Obama's campaign message that McCain is out of touch with the middle-class voters.
Interestingly, many women in the crowd said that they attended the event out of admiration for Clinton and were not yet persuaded to back Obama on Election Day.