At least five women Trump voters in my Facebook feed say they plan to stick with their intentions to vote for Mr. Trump notwithstanding the release of the tape of him speaking crudely about his advances, or assaults, on women.
These women voters have already discounted him as something less than exactly chivalrous, and figure he's better than the Hillary and Bill Clinton alternative.
It's the men that Trump might need to worry about, especially if they focus on the portion of the tape which features Mr. Trump saying about one woman, "I took her out furniture shopping."
For understandable reasons, most press coverage so far has focused on other parts of the tape. But that may be missing a key point.
Furniture shopping, for the average red-blooded, Archie Bunker, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity type American male, ranks somewhere between getting waterboarded and serving time in prison on the list of things that you would really, really, really rather not do.
Couldn't Mr. Trump have taken this woman to a football game, or a boxing match, or out to a steakhouse, or for a ride on his plane, or yacht, or just home to watch Netflix and chill?
Couldn't Trump have just given the woman a credit card, or lent her his interior decorator for the day?
It really says a lot about the decline of masculinity in America that Mr. Trump, the supposed embodiment of the pent up downtrodden rage of American manhood, would be caught on tape confessing to having attempted to woo a woman by taking her furniture shopping. Unless they were looking for recliners with built-in beer refrigerators and remote-control holsters — which seems, from the context, to be not what was going on — Trump owes all American men, or at least his supporters, an explanation. If Donald Trump was willing to go furniture shopping with a woman he isn't even married to, what hope does a mere ordinary married man have of avoiding this activity when his wife asks?