At the Democrat debate this week, which I am positive you sanely didn’t watch, Hillary had a moment that may represent a bigger turning point in her campaign than some realize. It happened when Bernie Sanders accused her of representing the establishment. Hillary’s defense was pretty sad, as RedState’s Jay Caruso noted on Friday.
Senator Sanders is the only person who I think would characterize me, a woman running to be the first woman president, as examplifying the establishment.
She got some applause for that, but the truth is, voters aren’t buying that bit from the former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State, as this brief MSNBC segment highlights.
“The big headline for me in the randomly selected group of people, the young women there did not care that Hillary Clinton could be the first woman president,” MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall said about young female voters who reacted to the debate.
“In fact, several of them were offended when she brought the line up pointing to the fact, how can I be establishment, I’m a woman running for president. I’m going to play a little of what they said,” Hall also said.
“I also am a woman,” one voter told MSNBC. “I also face discrimination as being a woman. Her feminism does not represent my feminism. And I think that’s really important to differentiate that.”
“I think you have to realize that, you know, everybody’s human and you have to go for who has the best ideals and just because she’s a woman doesn’t necessarily make her the best candidate,” another woman said.
Ouch. Here’s a feminist blog post on the same subject. There are many female Bernie voters who share this view and even take offense at the suggestion that they should vote based on gender.
But the Hillary people aren’t hearing it. Her surrogates think the fact that Hillary isn’t catching on with young women is the voters’ fault, not hers. In fact, as far as they are concerned, those women voters can just go to hell.