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Elton John laments American misogyny at Hillary gig

PinkNews Staff Writer April 10, 2008
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Singer Sir Elton John has attacked the sexist attitude of some American voters at a fundraising concert for Hillary Clinton last night.

Senator Clinton is one of two leading candidates for the Democratic party nomination for President, and she appeared on stage with Sir Elton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

Last night’s event at Radio City Music Hall in New York City raised more than $2.5m (£1.26m) for her campaign.

He told the crowd:

“I’ve always been a Hillary supporter. There is no one more qualified to lead America.

“Having said that, I never cease to be amazed at the misogynistic attitude of some people in this country. And I say to hell with them

“The reason I’m here tonight is to play music, but more importantly as someone who comes from abroad, and is in America quite a lot of the time and extremely interested in the political process because it effects the whole world.

“I love you Hillary, I’ll be there for you.”

Sir Elton sang several of his classic songs at the concert, such as Rocket Man, Daniel and Your Song.

Senator Clinton is the first woman to make a serious bid for the White House.

In 1984 Democrat Walter Mondale chose Geraldine Ferraro as his Vice Presidential running mate but they were overwhelmingly defeated by sitting President Ronald Reagan and VP George Bush Snr.

Barack Obama, Senator Clinton’s rival, is the first black candidate since Jesse Jackson ran for the party nomination in 1988.

Last year a Gallup poll found that 94% of Americans would vote for an African-American President. Only 88% said they would vote for a woman President.

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