NBC/Marist/WSJ released Iowa and New Hampshire polls. And while there were a few interesting tidbits (Trump falling, Carson and Carly on the rise in IA and NH respectively), this hidden nugget caught our eye…
Even for Carly fans who think Hillary Clinton ranks somewhere between Satan and Nickelback, this is a shocking poll result. The best part is? It could be Hillary’s core audience turning on her. Hillary was supposed to breaking through the glass ceiling because #YesAllWomen the first woman President. Turns out many ladies are saying #YesSomeWomanButNotFemaleMurderers. While some of her feminist base isn’t impressed, others find Carly to be the candidate they wanted Hillary to be.
Although two women are currently running to be the next president of the United States, issues of sexism — either blatant or just subtly dismissive — still permeate the campaign field on both sides of the aisle. For feminists, the Hillary Clinton campaign was supposed to represent a chance to rally around a standard bearer and see women get a moment in the spotlight as one of our own fought to take the seat of power.
Yet disappointingly, that champion hasn’t shown. Instead of the dark-shaded, stone-faced “Texts From Hillary” Clinton, we got an awkward Nae Nae-dancing Clinton. Fiorina ran the table on her male counterparts at the Reagan Library presidential debate, calmly and methodically reciting foreign policy details like a hawk and coldly staring Trump into the ground when he called her “beautiful.” Meanwhile, Clinton has kept to tightly controlled public appearances meant to increase her likability factor.
Imagine that. A woman who, instead of running on the basis of her vagina and making that the focal point of her campaign, runs as the most competent person on stage and makes that the focal point of her campaign.
Competence, it’s what’s for dinner. Also, not killing a guy. That’s a tougher hurdle for Hillary to overcome than she thought.
Boom, son. Boom.
Also, here’s a gif of Hillary’s campaign advisor.