If the lewd tape before the second presidential debate didn’t finish Donald Trump off, Hillary Clinton’s masterful performance in the final debate certainly did. She was in full command-and-control mode — in command of the facts and in control of the situation. She baited him with evidence, reducing him to artlessly sputtering “nasty woman” at the most inappropriate moment, exposing him for the foul and strutting misogynist he is.
Clinton claimed … that he demeans and belittles women. And a CBS poll earlier in the week suggests that women agree, with seven out of 10 saying that they feel that Trump does not respect them. The same poll gave Clinton a 19-point lead among women. But even worse for Trump, in key swing sates, Clinton’s gender gap has widened from 5 to 15 points. Even evangelical women and military wives are utterly disgusted by Trump and flocking to Clinton.
All of this makes Clinton a shoo-in for the Oval Office, which wouldn’t be a problem if she were a genuinely good or even decent candidate. But she’s not. And brushing her flaws under the rug, whatever the political exigency now, won’t be good for the feminist movement in the long run.