By every measure, Hillary Clinton suffered a disastrous weekend surrounding the 9/11 anniversary.
Her near collapse on Sunday morning hurt her badly not just because it left the impression of frailty and ill-health, but due to foolish attempts to conceal her pneumonia from a public that deserves candor. Even worse, her comments on Friday night smearing half of Trump’s supporters with charges of racism and homophobia will undermine all her attempts to woo independent or Republican voters.
The main impulse behind much of the support for Donald Trump involves an angry rebellion against political correctness. Hillary only intensifies that anger by invoking precisely the sort of smug, stifling leftist pieties most Americans resent—dismissing those who reject her candidacy as either bigots or misguided unfortunates who’ve been conned by haters.
This patronizing attitude could very well turn an election she couldn’t lose into a campaign that she can’t win.