Hillary remains in denial

Hillary Clinton apparently believes 26.4 million American women hate themselves, along with everyone else of their gender.

During an interview last week, Clinton was asked why she thought she lost the presidential election last fall. In typical fashion, she blamed everyone but herself and everything but her record and policies.

One factor was misogyny, defined by most dictionaries as hatred of women, Clinton commented. “Yes, I do think it played a role,” she said, adding misogyny is “very much a part of the landscape politically, socially and economically.”

No doubt some people did vote for Donald Trump and against Clinton because she is a woman. Try as we do, we Americans have not yet stamped out bigotry of many varieties.

Various analyses have placed the female vote for Trump at about 42 percent of his total, however. That amounts to more than 26.4 million women who cast their ballots for him.

Are they misogynists?

Of course not.

If anything, just the opposite may have played a factor in some female votes for Trump. After all, he ran as the anti-establishment candidate and, to judge by people like Clinton, the establishment is misogynist.

Most voters who cast ballots for Trump did so based on his policy pronouncements, his pledge to overturn the failed politics of the past, and his record as a successful businessman. His campaign tactics and strategy also were clearly superior to Clinton’s.

Clinton’s recriminations merely remind many of the trait that really turned them against her — her establishment elitist attitude.