"THE FIX: How potent do you think the "enabler" claim might be as a political tool?
BROWN: This is a particularly potent claim against Hillary. According to a recent CNN/ORC International Poll, less than 20 percent of Americans sampled said that they did not think that America was ready for a woman president. Indeed, Gallup polling data has shown that Americans are increasing likely to support a woman candidate, particularly if a voter’s political party nominated a qualified woman.
These numbers indicate that Americans may not be opposed to electing a woman president; it is the candidate herself that matters most. Therefore, Trump does not necessarily have to play the gender card against Hillary but rather showcase why she, in particular, is the wrong woman for the job. This nuanced argument is an individual attack against Hillary — not women candidates. As such, Trump may be able to sidestep overt claims of misogyny and sexism." The Fix
The media in its willingness to help Obama get HC elected is launched upon a full throated campaign to denigrate and mock Trump. His seeming inability to control what he says is a big help to them in this. The imprecision of his speech gives them many openings, and they use them. A typical example is his claim that HC abused and sought to humiliate and destroy those women who had the gumption to say that Bill had used and abandoned them or something like that. "A wealthy rogue seduced and abandoned me" as the Irish terrorist gal says in "Ronin." Her male colleague then replies, 'Funny, that's what happened to me as well."
The press have twisted Trump's claim into a pretzel by insisting that Trump is criticizing her for tolerating his affairs when in fact he accuses her of attacking Bill's gals in order to protect their joint political career. That is a big difference in focus.
Nevertheless, she has a lot of problems with women and her score card in the primary season with them is not all that good. Her real strength is with Blacks. Without them she would be in bad shape.
IMO she is very vulnerable to circumstances in which she is relentlessly pounded by Trump surrogates with accusations of a lack of virtue, civic and otherwise. Trump himself should keep his mouth shut about this kind of thing and should concentrate on seeming the friend of miners, unemployed victims of Clintonian trade agreements, etc.
I am increasingly attracted by the idea that he might ask Jim Webb to run with him. Yes, I know that Webb is, at the moment, a Democrat, but… the GOP leaders are not going to like Trump, so, to hell with them. Webb is a seriously "bad" dude. Navy Cross, Silver Star, Secretary of the Navy, US senator from Virginia, writer. He is quite fluent and has that hard edged Scotch-Irish thing going. Let him do the talking about military and foreign policy.
If Trump plays his cards right, he can beat Hillary. pl