Electoral history tends to repeat itself — even if the iterations vary slightly.
In 2008 — and again in 2012 — the Democrats played up the notion that if you did not support Barack Obama for president, it was because you were a racist. It couldn’t possibly be because you disagreed with the man’s policies. It couldn’t possibly be because you had never voted for a Democrat in your life. It couldn’t possibly be because you felt a junior senator was unprepared for the most powerful office in the world. No, if you did not vote for Barack Obama, it was because you were a racist bigot.
With only white candidates running in either of the major parties in 2016, the race card is off the table — but the gender card certainly is not, and Hillary Clinton is playing it every chance she gets. To read about Clinton’s dubious claim that supporters and admirers approach her at rallies to tell her that if only she were a man, they would gladly vote for her, continue reading on the next page: