Hillary Clinton has made it no secret that she plans to play the gender card every chance she gets. Clinton, it seems, mentions the fact that she is a woman at least ten times in every speech she gives, somehow listing it as one of her qualifications for office. The campaign even acknowledged the candidate’s liberal usage of the gender card by issuing Woman Cards to supporters. Now, in an effort to gin up support or sympathy, Clinton says she would receive many more votes if she was a man.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton portrays herself as the victim of sexism, explaining during an interview that she suffers from it at her own campaign rallies.
She said that people would come up to her on the rope line and say, “‘I really admire you, I really like you, I just don’t know if I can vote for a woman to be president,’” she said in an interview with New York Magazine. “I mean, they come to my events and then they say that to me.”
She added she thinks Americans are afraid that a woman’s ambition would crowd out relationships, marriage, children, family, and home making.
“We’re so accustomed to think of women’s ambition being made manifest in ways that we don’t approve of, or that we find off-putting.”
She said that Americans viewed a woman’s ambition as “dangerous” and that men were “100 percent” afraid of the competition.
Perhaps this is Clinton’s way of lowering expectations for the general election in November. Clinton has now laid the groundwork for an excuse if Donald Trump prevails this fall.