Hillary Clinton has an authenticity problem. She is the ultimate insider – a longstanding member of the political elite – and she has a difficult time connecting with voters. Her robotic approach to politics doesn’t help.
Despite running against the most unpopular Republican candidate perhaps ever in Donald Trump, recent polls suggest a dead heat going into the final six weeks of the campaign.
She can’t seem to figure out why she’s not ahead, but the answer is clear:
Clinton is really bad at this.
But there is a new narrative emerging from discouraged Democrats and frustrated Clinton supporters in the US:
Hillary Clinton is only losing, so they say, because she is treated differently as a woman. If you don’t like her, it’s because you are a sexist. Not just Donald Trump — EVERYONE is sexist.
This insinuation is insulting to the American public and a setback to women everywhere. We need to stop telling girls and young women that their gender is a handicap.
Clinton is seen as incompetent and untrustworthy because of her actions and her record, not because she is a woman.