I've got a new piece at Shareblue about the persistent narrative that Hillary Clinton will do or say "anything to win," and how there is indeed a candidate in this race who will do or say "anything to win," but it isn't Clinton:
Ambitious women must inevitably contend with accusations that they are driven by unfettered ego, that they are ruthless in their pursuit of power, that they will stop at nothing to achieve their objectives. They are called entitled, unscrupulous, scheming, dishonest. They are accused of regarding themselves as queens, and they are described in the most unflattering terms.There is much more at the link.
Hillary Clinton is no exception. Indeed, she is the rule.
One of the most persistent false storylines about her is that she will say or do "anything to win." It has been routinely said about her by her opponents, becoming a favorite narrative of the corporate media.
...If we want to see what doing or saying anything to win actually looks like, we need look no further than her opponent, Donald Trump.
Just over the last week alone, Trump spent the first presidential debate telling an absurd number of easily debunkable lies, declared he was "smart" for not paying taxes, threatened to turn Clinton's marital issues into campaign fodder, peddled a conspiracy theory about his debate microphone, vindictively attacked former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, mocked Clinton for fainting from pneumonia, suggested she was disloyal to her husband, and claimed he is the "only one" who can reform the tax code.
All while continuing to run his bigoted campaign of white nationalism, misogyny, and xenophobia, with almost zero discussion of policy — amounting to what NBC News described as possibly "the worst week in presidential campaign history."
Now THAT is what doing anything to win really looks like.