Jennifer, I don’t think people hate Hillary so much as question her association with institutions like, say, Goldman Sachs. When you make speeches (paid for) saying your rhetoric against big banks shouldn’t necessarily be taken seriously, that gives us moments of doubt. When I say “doubt” I don’t mean Hillary can’t be trusted. It means I’m curious as to why she needs Goldman Sachs? If Trump’s proven one thing (and I hate the guy, believe me), it’s that close associations with big institutions like Goldman Sachs don’t win you voter appeal. I think Bernie Sanders proved the same thing. What this election will show — hopefully show — is that America wants its politicians free from these influences, and I think Hillary should take this seriously. I know politicians still believe “you don’t get anywhere without big bucks,” and certainly big bucks were behind dumping Bernie like an old shoe, but the damage caused by Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo are a clear reminder that voters don’t want their presidents in bed with anybody. Believe me, Trump will make more of this in the coming weeks. He’ll portray Hillary as serving big business interests. And, yes, hate will follow, but not the hate you think. It isn’t Hillary’s email account, or any of the other things you mentioned. It’s strictly her association with corrupt interests — and she has to deal with this. Wasting time on how Trump treats women (we always knew he was an asshole with women) isn’t where the swing vote is swinging. Hillary needs to distance herself from corporate interests. That’s where this election will be fought and won — if she goes about it the right way.

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