We haven’t seen any long-form reporting on Colorado Senate President Bill Cadman’s remarks yesterday at the El Paso County Republican Party assembly, but Ramsey Scott at the Colorado Statesman Tweeted a quote from Cadman that, assuming it holds up contextually, could make for one hell of a bumper sticker in the 2016 presidential race.
For Democrats, that is:
— Ramsey Scott (@RamseyStatesman) March 26, 2016
“Not her, him.” In addition to creating tacit space to back controversial GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in the likely event he wins Cadman’s party’s nomination, this crude distillation of the party’s message down to “not your gender pronoun, our gender pronoun” is (this is a considerable understatement) very unlikely to turn around the Republican Party’s abysmal poll numbers among women voters. Numbers that were abysmal, mind you, long before Trump.
Wait, you say, Cadman didn’t mean all women. “Not her” only means not Hillary Clinton, right?
Let’s put it on a bumper sticker and see what women think.