Bull. Even if Hillary was just average and not brilliant, the voters’ choices would’ve been between an average woman and an insane man.
For some reason, when the election is discussed, intelligent people (and I assume you are one) start engaging in dishonest reasoning.
“Insane man” is obviously a subjective observation that is not shared by tens of millions of voters, and cannot become a fact (to the extent that anything psychological is a ‘fact’) sans an face to face psychiatric evaluation that no responsible professional would try to do from campaign speeches.
If you had said “volatile, erratic, unnerving” and even “potentially dangerous” I would have agreed with you. And I suspect that most Trump voters would have agreed with at least one of those assessments as well. But the moment you try to do psych evaluation from video…….you’ve lost me. Sorry. And without that sort of categorical evaluation……your rationalization is not nearly as strong.
Remember, voters of all stripes chose a man over a woman in the 2008 primary.
True, but I’m not seeing how you’re connecting the dots between the two points. Polling internal to the GOP has consistently shown that if Condi Rice ever wanted to be President, she’d have majority support from the GOP.
I think we can comfortably say that a broadly capable and respected woman from either party will have no trouble gaining that party’s nomination, nor any trouble winning a national election.