Sunday, November 13, 2016

Did Gender Play A Role In the Election?

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fell short of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidential election. Despite falling short, Hillary won the popular vote by over a million. The fact that Hillary has been in politics for years compared to the little to no political experience of President Elect Trump has raised the question of whether Hillary was overlooked because of gender.

What’s your take? Do you think Hillary Clinton lost the election because she is a woman?




Comments

1. Jesse said...

Those White Males,educated and uneducated could not bring themselves to pull the lever for a woman.

2. Long Time Listener said...

Yes,it was a factor.Many Churches won't even allow a woman in the pulpit.We have a long ways to go

3. Lawrence said...

Hillary Clinton didn’t lose the election because of gender. She lost because the Democrats chose not to vote this year, compared to the previous two elections, in which Democrats came out in much larger numbers to support Obama.

4. ManChild said...

No one wants to address the elephant in the room.Appearance and age matters.Sarah Palin got to be a VP nominee because of looks,not brains.Smart ain't sexy to a lot of men. I disagree personally,but unfortunately it is true

5. Nuance said...

It may have,but Clinton got nearly 5 million fewer votes overall than Obama.Black voters were down as a share of the electorate slightly and went for Clinton in a smaller margin — more like 2004 numbers for John Kerry

6. Randy Lewis said...

A lot of men,if honest will admit they they prefer a male president and male boss

7. Karen said...

White and Black men were not excited about a 70 year old woman.Let's be honest.It is not fair.Trump and Sanders are old ,but didnt lose any support.It is gender and age

8. Clark said...

Absolutely and Elizabeth Warren would have done worse.She seems like a nag

9. Long Time Listener said...

According to the Public Religion Research Institute, 52 percent of white men hold a “very unfavorable” view of Clinton. That’s a whopping 20 points higher than the percentage who viewed Barack Obama very unfavorably in 2012, 32 points higher than the percentage who viewed Obama very unfavorably in 2008, and 28 points higher than the percentage who viewed John Kerry very unfavorably in 2004.

10. RobertBrown said...

Maybe some,but Trump did a good job as branding her crooked.People didn't trust but couldn't say why.She used a private email and she got paid well for speeches.Trump has lied,refused to release taxes,and cheated many businesses.He flipped the conversation and we fell for it

11. Cody said...

Yes for her,why do you think White men watch Fox News?

12. Gerald said...

Men,white men especially prefer beauty with brains.And yes I am White

13. Curious said...

Does it matter?She lost.

14. Paula said...

53% of White women voted for the sexist Trump.How do you explain that?They just didn't want a Clinton in the White House

15. Grace said...

This glass ceiling may never be broken

16. Long Time Listener said...

Hillary made gender the focal point of her campaign.Trump used it against her

17. Cash said...

No,this was a flawed candidate and Trump had celebrity status.Two bad choices

18. Damon said...

Looks Matter

19. Anonymous said...

There will be a woman President,just not this one.I don't see her as untrustworthy.I just see her as controlling and super confident.Traits that would be admired in a man.

20. Pat said...

Gotta say some of the best and insightful comments I've seen anywhere-
Hate that most are true but-



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