But no one knew of her private, non public personality. She was a total break from previous first ladies. A professional modern day woman. Maybe that's it. Carter was not personable by all accounts. Tip O'Neal, the then Speaker of the House, a Democrat couldn't stand Carter but got along very well with Reagan.
Nixon was stiff as hell from all accounts. Not too easy to get along with and that's easy to believe. So, it can't be just that. Hillary represents something. And Bill got elected by a landslide twice with her as his First Lady. She got elected statewide as Senator in NY. There is something, visceral that I personally don't see. She she should have sewn up the '08 primaries and Democrat many white working class males who would never, ever imagine voting for a black man for president chose Obama, over her. If it weren't for her machinations and the Dem party machinations, Bernie would have easily won the Democratic primary so I consider it really twice men voted against her and a higher than expected number of women as well.
So, I'm not putting it down to just men. She had far more support among black women than even white women. Even Democratic white women. In terms of experience, intelligence and knowledge of the issues, she was the most prepared to be President than any of the candidates in both parties that ran in '16. Objectively speaking.
I have come to the conclusion there is nothing concrete about the hatred for her. It is what it is.