Sandra and I just voted. Early voting in our part of Florida started yesterday. There was quite a crowd at the Polk County government complex on Parker Street, and I noticed something encouraging. There were a lot of women.
Old women, young women, middle-aged women, handicapped women, some barely able to drag themselves to the polls.
One woman wore a T-shirt with the message “In Memory of When I Cared.” Obviously, she still cares enough to vote even if she cares about nothing else.
I can only guess who these women voted for. And my guess is it was not Donald Trump. Yes, I know some of the older married women might be Trump supporters – or just voted for Trump to please their husbands. But I bet they were a small minority.
Trump made a fatal error when he teed off America’s women. They don’t just get mad, they get even.
It wasn’t just the tape of Trump boasting how he kissed and groped women at will. It wasn’t just the dozen women who came forward to refute his claim that he didn’t really do what he confessed on the tape, that it was just “locker room talk.”
It wasn’t just his way of ranking women from one to ten, based on their attractiveness to him.
It wasn’t just his habit of calling women “fat pigs” and “dogs,” “disgusting” and “slobs.”
It wasn’t just his crass reference to his own daughter. And it wasn’t just calling Hillary “such a nasty woman” in their final debate.
It was all of the above.
As Elizabeth Warren said recently:
I’ve got news for you, Donald Trump. Women have had it with guys like you. ..
Get this, Donald: Nasty women are tough, nasty women are smart, and nasty women vote…. We nasty women are going to march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever.
Judging from the crowd at the polling station this morning, Ms. Warren hit the nail on the head.
And if there’s one thing that disqualifies Trump from ever being President, it’s his bad judgment in making women turn nasty. As a married man – a much-married man – he should have known how dumb that is.