It’s the Masculinity, Stupid

A man looking into a shard of a mirror
Photo by jurien huggins on Unsplash

I’m a man, yes, I am
And I can’t help but love you so
(Chicago, 1968)

During the 1992 presidential campaign, Bill Clinton famously quipped, “It’s the economy, stupid.” He was responding to George Bush’s “new taxes” and the effects they had on the economy. Clinton and the Democrats rightly saw it as a weak spot for Bush, and Clinton hammered away on the theme—successfully, as it turned…