Donald Trump’s non-apology apology — “it was just locker room talk” — apparently didn’t convince anybody other than himself. Reaction from Republicans was swift. Pretty much everybody who’d endorsed Trump reversed their endorsement, with the exception of a couple of jerks like Rep. Paul Ryan (go figure). But worst yet for Trump, the Republican National Committee a) asked Trump to step down as candidate, and b) when Trump refused to quit, the RNC then “shut down its entire ground game that had been planned to get out the vote for Trump.
But the most stinging words were these:
“As a husband and father, I was offended by the words and actions described by Donald Trump in the eleven-year-old video released yesterday. I do not condone his remarks and cannot defend them.” — Mike Pence.
Of course, Pence then backed off and said well it was 10 years ago and Trump apologized (which he didn’t, BTW) and so forth. But still. If your own running mate can’t defend your sexual harassment of other women, who can?
The next question is whether we’ll see yet *another* “October Surprise”. We’ve seen two thus far — the income tax thing, and now this sexual harassment issue. What else is lurking out there? I guess we’ll see within the next week or so. This is turning out to be a rather entertaining October!
– Badtux the Amused Penguin