This paper presents a Critical Discourse Analysis of the representation of Hillary Rodham Clinton in The New York Times during her 2008 presidential candidacy campaign. In addition, the representation of women in The New York Times is examined. The aim of this paper is to investigate how the representation of Rodham Clinton and women correlates with the broader societal context and how this representation contradicts, re-enforces and influences current social practices in U.S. society. The basis of this Critical Discourse Analysis is the conception of social practice as constituting and constituted by discourse. Norman Fairclough?s three-dimensional model of social, discursive and textual practice is used to connect the linguistic analysis to the larger frame of societal actions and attitudes. In the course of this paper, the following steps of investigation are taken. Firstly, the social practices concerning femininity and feminine females in the United States of America are examined. This section further contains details on the concrete context of the 2008 candidacy campaigns. In a second step, The New York Times is investigated with regard to discursive practices. Thirdly, a linguistic analysis with a focus on the representation of Rodham Clinton and women in general is carried out on the article ?Clinton?s Message, and Moment, Won the Day?. The linguistic analysis of this article moves from an examination of the lexical level to suprasentential levels of analysis, e.g. the overall text organization. In a last step, the findings regarding social, discursive and textual practices are reviewed, compared and contrasted in order to point out the newspapers? reflecting and re-enforcing or contradicting and undermining current public action concerning women and Rodham Clinton in particular. The paper closes with a final critical review concerning the limitations of this paper and the problematic nature of an investigation of the given topic.