Though there is a chance Donald Trump could win, it appears women will be the firewall keeping him from the Oval Office. As a conservative activist who has spent years trying to reconcile women’s rights and right-leaning policies, I am appalled by how Trump has destroyed the GOP’s social capital with women.
Maddie Hanna, Philadelphia Inquirer – November 6, 2016
As she claimed enough votes in June to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton credited “generations of women and men who struggled and sacrificed and made this moment possible.” Now some Clinton supporters fear that the potential historic milestone for women Tuesday could be diminished by the gender controversies surrounding her rival.
Jeet Heer, The New Republic – November 18, 2015
There’s a tendency among a certain class of pundits to act as if identity politics were a distraction from more fundamental matters like economics and foreign policy. What this line of thought ignores is the fact that economics and foreign policy are themselves saturated with questions of identity. Donald Trump is right in emphasizing the question of whether “we’re going to be a country.” Politics is inevitably about not just policy but people: who is included, who gets excluded, who has power, and does not.
Paul Waldman, The Week – July 31, 2015
Isn’t it long past time we figured out which presidential candidate can do the most pull-ups? The answer seems obvious, at least to Rick Perry, still hale and hearty at 65. When asked about the way Donald Trump had insulted his intelligence (“He put glasses on so people will think he’s smart. It just doesn’t work”), Perry responded, “Let’s get a pull-up bar out there and see who can do more pull-ups.”