Here in Kalamazoo, back in January, my friends were divided between Kucinich, Edwards, and Obama-- not a single Clinton supporter, though none of them had anything "against" Clinton. She was simply second or third choice, all of us preferring other candidates for reasons that had nothing to do with gender or "hating Hillary".
Back then, I felt a little sorry for her. I had questions about her electability-- she was going into this with at least a third of the country despising her, not just distrusting her, and I thought the Hillary-haters, however misguided, were too big an obstacle. It was clear that the Republicans were slavering for a chance to run against Hillary.
Her parsing of words, dismissal of the obvious, and squirming around the rules have only made things worse. Now I'm a Hillary hater, too. This kind of self-destruction by a candidate is more complex than simple irony. I don't even know what to call it.