Editor’s Note: Woman card is trump this hand
Women cards have been flying all over the table this week in the presidential contest.
Donald Trump, in his latest effort to destroy his own campaign, riled women from across the political spectrum by saying that if Hillary Clinton were a man, she wouldn’t get six percent of the vote in the November election.
It’s an intentionally outrageous comment. But it isn’t any more likely to give Trump an exit route out of this race than did any of his previous outrageous comments. He’ll win big again in Tuesday’s round of balloting.
Trump’s fading Republican opponent, Sen. Ted Cruz, sought to bolster his own weak appeal to women voters by naming his former foe, businesswoman Carly Fiorina as his running mate in the unlikely case that he wins the nomination. Cruz and Fiorina are both survivors of Trump’s insult assault — he said bad things about her face and his veracity.
But still, Fiorina never gained serious support, and since she’s from California, she’s not likely to bring the would-be ticket any electoral votes.
Meanwhile, Clinton, after trashing Trump for accusing her of playing the woman card, played the woman card herself, promising that precisely half her cabinet would be made up of women. Democrats love this sort of numbers game, but general election voters might be more impressed if she simply promised to surround herself with competent and honest people.
A crazy election cycle just keeps getting crazier. I can’t wait til next week.