The problem for Trump and why it is impossible for him to outdistance these allegations is that what’s being alleged by these women more or less fits the narrative of Trump’s own taped description of his behavior.
For example - Several years ago, during an interview, Trump stated that as the head of beauty pageants he often entered the dressing area of the contestants. One of the women making allegations is a former Ms. Teen USA contestant - she claims that he would come into the dressing room of the contestants when some of the girls were in various stages of undress - some were topless and even naked.
Trump is on “hot mic” stating his celebrity allowed him to grab women, “beautiful women”, by their … (genitalia). One of the women alleging that Trump violated her claims that he reached under her dress and touched her vagina.
Now, none of this proves anything. Did Trump act inappropriately, even criminally, toward the women making these allegations? Who knows. But Trump’s own commentary made during the time period in question, makes it impossible to simply dismiss what they are recounting as BS.
Whatever one believes about Trump’s alleged sexual behavior/womanizing, one simple truth is unavoidable:
Trump has run what can only be described as the worst campaign ever witnessed. Except for Hillary Clinton, he is the worst candidate to have run for the presidency in my lifetime, IMHO. Bombastic, self-aggrandizing, thin skinned, unfocused, undisciplined and too intellectually lazy to have developed an in-depth knowledge of many issues, knowledge required to effectively discuss, confront and take advantage of Hillary Clinton’s abject incompetence and level of corruption.
With that said, that he is just 6 or 7 points down to Clinton at this point is a testament to just how miserable a candidate Hillary Clinton truly is.
By any objective measure we could have and should have and I think, would have, defeated Hillary Clinton. We had the makings of the right message, unfortunately we chose the wrong messenger - and we selected the wrong messenger at precisely the wrong time in our nation’s history - a time when we are at a crossroads from which there is little chance of turning back. There were much better choices from among those seeking the nomination. We rejected them all.
If I sound pissed, saddened and not optimistic then I have properly conveyed the way I view this election and the negative impact it will almost surely have on this nation and the hardest working citizens among us who will be forced to carry on their backs the additional burdens imposed by a Clinton administration. Her appointments to the federal bench will ensure future generations - yours and mine - will live under these burdens far into the future.