I watched this on the news and thought, “She just lost the male divorcÃ© vote.”
That tone of voice and the sarcasm that goes with it is instantly recognizable to men who have gone through a bad divorce (or people who had a mother with a gift for nagging). And their first instinct will be to disengage. I doubt Hillary will ever get them back, no matter how often she switches back to being “nice”.
On the other hand, I think she has locked up the female divorcÃ©e vote. There can be a very strong, protective bond between those who have been wronged by someone and are wiling to stand up for one another no matter what. It reminds me of the end of Jerry Mcguire when Cruise busts in on the Divorced Woman’s Club. The exit polls don’t have a divorced category, but I’m willing to bet that there will be a strong split between men and women who have divorced.
Guest Scrogue Djerrid lives in the Greater Boulder/Denver area and is a frequent contributor to some of S&Râ€™s liveliest discussion threads. A father of two, he actively follows politics partially as his solemn duty to remain an informed and involved citizen and partially for the soap opera-esque entertainment. His degree in anthropology lets him view world events and local happenings as cultural phenomena. His favorite ice cream flavor is chocolate.
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