Clark Dresses Down for the Ladies

According to Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark's pollster Geoff Garin, Clark appeals less to women than men voters. Part of the campaign's effort to decrease this "gender gap" is to change Clark's wardrobe. "Gone are his navy blue suit, red tie and loafers, replaced by argyle sweaters, corduroys and duck books," reports the New York Times. Last weekend, at a "Women for Clark" forum, the candidate also stressed his support for reproductive rights and affirmative action. Aides speculate that Clark's gender gap is because "women have not had major experience with military people," but the Women for Clark site offers various campaign goodies under the heading "collateral."