In the decades since Timothy Crouse penned the famous campaign trail diary “Boys on the Bus,” the moniker has been amended to a more gender-friendly one. But on Monday in Phoenix the label was more than appropriate.
The McCain traveling press corps gathered for the morning security sweep and it became apparent that among the two dozen men there was only one woman. Among the ranks of reporters, photographers, producers and cameramen, Washington Wire was the only female. …
It continues a trend of what, with the absence of Hillary Clinton, appears to be a lack of women in this election. Whereas Clinton employed scads of woman on her team (as well as men) and kept the issues of women at the forefront of the campaign, the general election match up between John McCain and Barack Obama seems to be the old-style male-dominated game.