Last week, the Washington Post's Pulitzer-prize winning fashion critic wrote over 700 words about how Hillary Clinton's cleavage was showing one afternoon on the Senate floor, musing about what that "acknowledgment of sexuality and femininity" could mean about the presidential candidate.
And at Monday night's CNN/YouTube debate, rival candidate John Edwards was asked to name something he didn't like about Clinton. Apparently trying to be light-hearted, he picked on her bright coral-colored quilted jacket.
Comments about the appearance of the only woman in the race clearly bother some female voters. Today, Clinton's campaign is trying to capitalize on that discomfort in a fundraising appeal from senior advisor Ann Lewis.
"Frankly, focusing on women's bodies instead of their ideas is insulting," Lewis wrote in an email to supporters, seeking donations. "Take a stand against this kind of coarseness and pettiness in American culture."