Rejecting the woman card.
If the video below is indicative of a nationwide trend, Hillary Clinton has a serious problem with college aged voters in the upcoming election.
Campus Reform visited George Washington University and asked students how they felt about the Democratic front runner and not only do they not seem to like her, they don’t trust her.
The reactions of young women were particularly interesting:
VIDEO: Millennials reject ‘woman card,’ say they don’t trust Hillary
Millennials just don’t trust Hillary Clinton, and they’re sick of being told they should support her simply because she’s a woman.
Campus Reform caught up with several students and young people during commencement at George Washington University last week, and while most expressed reservations about Clinton’s candidacy, nearly all were resigned to her eventual nomination for president.
“I just think that, yeah, there’s a lot of feminist pressure to vote for Hillary,” one woman acknowledged.
Another, describing herself as “definitely” a feminist, even went so far as to say “I don’t know if I would support Hillary if, like, she was a man.”
Several other young women likewise told Campus Reform that they have experienced pressure to support Hillary based solely on gender, but expressed more resentment toward the notion.
“I’ve had people come up and tell me straight out, ‘you’re a female. I can’t believe you would vote for a Republican candidate; that you would vote for an independent candidate,’” one woman recounted.
Watch the video below:
Hillary Clinton and other prominent Democrats don’t seem to realize that Millennials have no memory of the first Clinton administration. For many of them, their first memory of Hillary is the woman who lost the Democratic nomination to Obama in 2008.
Their political view is also quite different than Democrats of Hillary’s generation.
The Christian Science Monitor recently put the issue in perspective:
Why Hillary holds so little allure for many Millennials
Unlike some of her peers, Hanna Smokoski says she has a lot of respect for Hillary Clinton and the “really impressive career” in politics she’s had during the past few decades.
It’s just that “history has already moved beyond Hillary Clinton,” said the young graduate student, even as she jumped and hooted for Sen. Bernie Sanders during his massive rally in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, on Sunday – which at an estimated 28,000 attendees was his largest to date.
“I mean, I would be really excited for the first female president, but it’s just that we’ve already progressed further left than her now,” says Ms. Smokoski, who works as coordinator of a GED program while studying at Teachers College at Columbia University.
Hillary will probably top Trump with Millennial voters but she can’t count on the same level of enthusiasm from young people that Obama enjoyed in 2008 and 2012.
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