The Donald can easily trump Carly Fiorina's admittedly clever ploy to rally women. And, in so doing, he can cause apoplexy among the struggling undercard.
In the to-ings and fro-ings of the Republicon entertainment spectacle masquerading as a political campaign, Carly Fiorina is receiving plaudits for a clever ad using Donald Trump's negative comments about her face to showcase faces of many other women and girls.
In the ad she decries the "Democrat" (note, she has the conservative jargon down perfectly) party for considering women an interest group, declaring that women are the majority in the country. And, she proudly proclaims the Republicons as the party of women's suffrage. [Much as it was the party of emancipation, but today's Republicons are a wholly -- and holy -- different species.]
Fiorina is engaging in a (typical Republican) tactic of betrayal. Extol the virtues of some group (women, minorities, the poor) and then refuse to do anything that would actually help. They engage in word-salads explaining their opposition to anything that would eliminate barriers to women's success, all the while declaring their support.
As Ann Romney said at the 2012 Republicon convention, "we love you women!" [We just have nothing to help you].
Republicans, and Forina, opposed the Lilly Ledbetter Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and continue to oppose paid sick-leave and pay-check equity.
Because Trump can get away with political murder on the right, he can remind everyone that, yes, women are a majority in this country, and that it is only right for the majority to have equal rights.
He should endorse ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution, and challenge the others to do so as well.
What is Fiorina going to do? She will have to state her opposition, on public TV, so every person watching who has XX chromosomes will see her earlier remarks not only as disingenuous but as an outright betrayal.
The men will also show themselves to be disingenuous, but the visual will be one of Fiorina's betrayal.
Carly, that is, will be seen as two-faced. Her poll numbers will head immediately south.