Hillary has a very real trust problem, and Robin Gerber, a member of the Gallup Organization and author of “Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way” and the forthcoming novel “Eleanor vs. Ike” blames us, that is, you and me, the public, the voters. That’s right, we, the public are the reason Hillary has a trust problem, along with all her other character flaws, such as honesty, forthrightness, etc. Sen. Hillary Clinton has a trust problem. Polls in Iowa and New Hampshire show that voters give her very low marks for being trustworthy and honest. The media and her opponents have built and reinforced the charge.
But they’re blaming the victim. Clinton is running for president in a sexist culture that persists in seeing strong, capable women as suspect.
It’s not that voters and her opponents think Clinton’s experienced and competent, and they don’t like or trust her. It’s that they think she’s experienced and competent and that’s why they don’t like or trust her.