Before the last presidential election Hillary supposedly told her pollsters to shut up, mainly because she didn’t want to hear about how unlikable people considered her. So in honor of Hillary’s birthday, here is a take on that. It probably will not be all-inclusive. Readers can help fill in any gaps.
It all starts that she is very selfish; the world revolves around her, and she thinks this is normal and good. This might not be so much of a problem if people also considered her to be truly behind their cause. I am sure that some women (.e.g. Andrea Mitchell, Jennifer Granholm) really have convinced themselves of this; but deep down, they probably know better.
Furthermore, Hillary is really not very good at masking this. The more she tries, the more incompetent she appears. Voters are not impressed by incompetence, especially in an area that could be considered to be a required job skill for a President.
Finally, this selfish (actually ruthlessly selfish) nature is most unbecoming on a woman. Supposedly we are all beyond judging women by different standards than fellas; but that is never going to happen. It is all a convenient fiction. People have in-built predisposition on how to judge women, and selfishness is most definitely a no-go, both from men and women’s perspective.
P.S. Maggie Thatcher might have had a cold appearance, but behind that everyone could see that she had a bedrock of principles that she believed were beneficial to the common good.