Friday, September 23, 2016

Hillary Clinton has got a new anti-Trump ad that really takes the low road, in my opinion. In it, she depicts him as a misogynist making derogatory statements about women. Most of his statements were made specifically about one woman: Rosie O'Donnell, whom he called fat. But, let's face it: she is fat.  

I don't wish to defend him, that is, his statements, but I don't think it's fair to take statements that he made on the Howard Stern show as indicative of his attitude towards women. That's because: it was the Howard Stern show. The whole idea of the show is to be provocative, to be rude, to be candid and uncensored, to speak gutterally. That's the appeal it has: to hear stuff on the radio that you're not supposed to hear on the radio. For a long time now, Donald Trump has been, in addition to other things, an entertainer. He knows when he's expected to entertain. And so he went about it in that brash, New York, in-your-face style of his.  

The point is that you can't reduce him to that. It isn't fair. 

This is a Presidential election. Aren't there bigger issues to talk about than this? Does Hillary Clinton really think that as President, Donald Trump is going to go around mocking the body images of young girls and give them identity complexes? I'm pretty sure that as President, he wouldn't do that.

To me, this just shows desperation. It's a cheap shot; a very cheap shot. Why not attack him on his policies and plans as President? Not enough material? 

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