During a rally in the swing state of Ohio Tuesday, President Obama suggested that anyone who does not vote for Hillary Clinton is a sexist.
Obama told the crowd that “there’s a reason why we haven’t had a woman president before,” saying he would like to deliver a message to “the guys out there.”
“I want to be honest,” Obama said. “You know, there’s a reason why we haven’t had a woman president before … And we have to ask ourselves as men, because I hope my daughters are going to be able to achieve anything they want to achieve, and I know that my wife is not just my equal but my superior.”
The president then intimated that Americans could vote against Hillary, not because of the numerous scandals she is mired in, and the fact that she encapsulates the Washington establishment machine, but because people are “not used to” women in power.
“And I want every man out there who’s voting to kind of look inside yourself and ask yourself, if you’re having problems with this stuff, how much of it is that we’re just not used to it?” Obama asked.
“When a guy is ambitious and out in the public arena and working hard, well that’s OK, but when a woman suddenly does it, suddenly you’re all like, ‘Well, why’s she doing that?’Obama stated, adding “I’m just being honest.”
The president couldn’t even bring himself to refer to GOP nominee Donald Trump by his name, instead claiming that Clinton is “so much better qualified than the other guy.”
“This notion that it’s somehow hard to choose? it shouldn’t be.” Obama exclaimed.
Critics will suggest that the fact Obama pulled the ‘woman card’ has a distinct whiff of desperation. It’s hardly surprising though, given that every other aspect of Clinton’s campaign is in total disarray.
There can be no argument that Hillary is infinitely better qualified at being a corrupt and lying politician than Trump is.
Elsewhere during the speech, Obama appeared to directly appeal to Ohio’s working class voters, asking them to reject Trump.
Again, refusing to refer to Trump by name, Obama said the GOP nominee “wouldn’t let you into one of his hotels unless you were cleaning the room” or onto his golf courses “unless you were mowing the fairway.”
“This guy is gonna be your champion?” Obama mockingly asked, urging voters not to “be bamboozled.”