"How absurd. How depressing and disheartening and just plain dumb this whole business is."
I don't for a moment begrudge Hillary her victory on Tuesday. But if victory came for the reasons weâve been led to believe â because women voters ultimately saw in her, exhausted and near defeat, a countenance that mirrored their own â then I hate what that victory says about the state of their lives and the nature of the emotions they carry forward into this race. I hate the thought that women feel beaten down, backed into a corner, overwhelmed and near to breaking point, as Hillary appeared to be in the debate Saturday night. And I hate even more that theyâve got to see a strong, smart and savvy woman cut down to size before they can embrace her as one of their own.