- The Washington Times - Friday, October 14, 2016

“Dilbert” creator Scott Adams says women will elect Hillary Clinton the next U.S. commander in chief because of the “meteor” of sexual assault allegations against her opponent.

Mr. Adams, the famous cartoonist who lampoons the oddities of office work, was one of the first social commentators to predict Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s political ascension. The writer said Mr. Trump would win the Nov. 8 due to his mastery of persuasion techniques, but now says sexual “octopus” charges have changed the political landscape.

“The ‘octopus’ line about Trump is engineered persuasion of the highest order,” Mr. Adams said Thursday regarding charges by businessman Jessica Leeds
that the billionaire groped her on a plane decades ago. “It makes the story deeply visual and extra-creepy. [Behavioral psychologist Robert Cialdini], or someone similarly skilled, is probably behind that word. It’s too engineered for a civilian to concoct during an interview. That’s professional work. And it’s probably a golden stake through Trump’s political heart.”

Mr. Adams, a trained hypnotist, has maintained for months that “facts and policies stopped mattering months ago.” Due to this, he says it would take another “meteor” to swing the election back in Mr. Trump’s favor.

“If Clinton wins, it will be because women voted for her in landslide proportions while men (on average) preferred Trump. And that means two things of historic importance,” the writer said Thursday on his popular blog. “1. We will elect the first woman to be President of the United States. That’s good for everyone. And … 2. Everything that goes wrong with the country from this point forward is women’s fault.”

The writer said to expect the next four years to be some of the “worst in our country’s history” and that Mrs. Clinton will be “buried” in scandals “both real and imagined.”

“Men had a good run,” Mr. Adams said. “We invented almost everything, and that’s cool. But we also started all of the wars and committed most of the crimes. It’s a mixed record to be sure. Now it’s time for something different, apparently.

Hillary Clinton is all yours, ladies,” he said. “She and her alleged rapist husband are your brand now. Wear them well.”

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