America wasn’t ready for a woman president
I think both Gary Freeman and Norm Wilner missed a huge point regarding the U.S. election: almost 10 million fewer people voted for Clinton than did for Obama in 2008. Republican vote totals in both 2008 and 2012 were almost identical.
Trump didn’t increase the number of Republican voters at all; Clinton simply didn’t inspire Democrats to come out to support her (or anyone else, apparently). And while voter suppression in the South may have slightly contributed to that, I honestly think middle America just wasn’t ready to have a woman on top.
Gord MacKay Toronto