I discuss the role women played in the New Hampshire primaries results on Radio America Online News Bureau. Click on link below to listen and read article:
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders crushed their opponents and conventional wisdom Tuesday night in New Hampshire, as Democratic female voters abandoned Hillary Clinton in favor of Sanders and Trump easily won the women’s vote despite his reputation for being crude towards them.
On Tuesday, Trump took 35 percent of the Republican vote. Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, was a distant second at 16 percent, with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, finishing third. Exit polls show Trump dominated among all demographics, including women. Trump won 33 percent of the female vote in a nine-candidate race. Kasich had 16 percent, followed by Jeb Bush with 12 percent.
Those numbers follow Trump’s famous feud with Fox News Channel anchorMegyn Kelly over Trump’s derogatory statements about various women over the years and over Kelly herself.
Women in New Hampshire didn’t care.
“They’re not taking to the fainting couches and I think that’s one of two reasons why Trump is doing okay with women,” said Independent Women’s Forum Senior Fellow Gayle Trotter, who attracted national attention in 2013 for her passionate defense of the second amendment before the U.S. Senate.
“Women are tough and they understand that politics is not beanbag. They’re maybe slightly offended by some of things that he’s said, but they really care that he is tapping into these issues that seem to be pressing on our nation right now.” . . . (read the rest)