[Ed. – Yeah, lower that bar. Shape lower expectations, until she can lose consciousness on stage and have to be wheeled out on a gurney, and it’ll all be the fault of “sexism” and a “double standard.” Trump, meanwhile, is shown no respect by the MSM, but who’s planting stories about that?]
Hillary Clinton supporters see a double standard when it comes to Monday’s presidential debate, which for the first time will feature a woman debating a man.
Throughout the campaign, Clinton has faced questions and criticisms that would not be asked or made to a male candidate, her allies say. …
“Is there a double standard? One hundred percent times 100 percent,” said Tracy Sefl, a Democratic consultant and Clinton surrogate. “And God forbid if she coughs.”
Rendell’s comments were just the latest frustration for Clinton and her campaign, which believes she is being measured and criticized unfairly ahead of the debate at Hofstra Univerity in New York.
They say their candidate will be criticized for smiling too much or too little, for cracking too many jokes or not enough. She’s criticized when she talks too much about policy, and she’s criticized if she relies on too many zingers.