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This has to be the most exciting time for watchers of American politics, and it also has to be the more fearful time. But this is not about politics; it is about the underlying society, of which politics is only a reflection. The America of the early 1980s was predominantly White. Census figures show that Whites were over 83% of the population then; today, they are closer to 70%. But here is the most telling statistic: there are now more non-White children under five years of age than White children.
History caught up with Hillary Clinton after she accused Republican hopeful Donald Trump of having a "penchant for sexism", and he retorted by pegging her as a "hypocrite" given her husband's "sexual misconduct" in the past. Hillary Clinton's defence of her husband at the time when these allegations came forth is now being viewed as being strongly anti-women. Indeed, there have been reports of plunging support, over the last two months, for Clinton from women.