Hillary Clinton is the first woman in U.S. history with a clear shot at winning the White House, but she’s suffering from a lack of support from what might otherwise be considered a solid Clinton base — upscale, college-educated women.
Surprisingly, polls continue to show that half of college-educated Democratic women do not support Hillary.
These “Hillary resisters” oppose her candidacy for a variety of reasons.
“For some, it’s visceral,” the Los Angeles Times observes.
“While they struggled to break through institutional barriers in the workplace, Clinton hitched her star to her man and followed him to the top. When his philandering imperiled his political career, she not only pulled him out of the fire but helped orchestrate attacks against his accusers.”
For other women, the opposition to the Clinton candidacy is purely political — they are disturbed by Hillary’s support for the Iraq war and her reluctance to take firm stands on some important issues.
On the Huffington Post blog, writer Nora Ephron included herself among the “Hillary resisters” and said these women “don’t trust her as far as you can spit.”