Dick Jones wrote:
bartleby wrote:I dont think the fact that shes a woman played that big a role. She was just a horrible candidate and the Democrats should never have picked her.
Most talk against her is her trustworthiness and her corporate links (though how Trump gets a pass there I dunno)
Of course it did. Did you see the graph comparing democratic turnout in 08 and 12 between 16. There was a massive drop. If you think that was simply because of her trustworthiness and corporate links, you should, y'know, think again. They had a huge part to play, yes, but don't underestimate the underlying sexism too.
Like I said yesterday, imo there are a lot of people for whom absolutely anything (eg Trump) is preferable to the most powerful person in the world being a woman.
It's a bit of a leap to point to low turn out as an indicator of prevailing sexism in America.
She just didn't enthuse enough undecideds to go out and vote, and was straight up reviled by others.
Far more to do with her surname as shivo said.
America wanted a change. She wasn't offering any and she did nothing to expose trumps claims to the contrary on his own behalf.
It's easy enough today to say fuck, America is one big backwater, sexist, racially divided country.
It does have huge problems, but it's easy to forget that they've just had a black president for the last 8 years too... and re-elected him in 2012 with over 70m votes, the largest popular vote in history.