No, I don't agree. At this point most white voters are against Trump. More will blanch at these graphic details. Trump's clumsy actions over the last week have been a blundering attempt to calm them, and this buries that.
The order for a lot of the media though was to try and keep this a race, so a lot of shows tried to deflect from the speech by asking if Hillary 'went too far' calling Trump a racist and tying him directly to these people, which is so offensive and stupid. But that didn't get much traction and they got huge pushback, especially from Republicans like Andrew Weinstein, a former Dole campaign manager who got antisemitic death threats online recently. When he told his story on Hardball he basically horrified and silenced Chris Matthews, who was trying to push the 'too far?' frame. It's not going to fly - the story instead for the day was her hanging Trump with this and these people, and it's going to keep coming.
Again, I honestly think most of the media wants Trump to lose. But the thing to remember is that there's a glib amorality to too many people at the networks where their cash flow and rarefied world keeps them well-insulated from the real-world consequences of so much of this stuff - instead, they view it as a simple ratings game, and figure Trump can't win but is great entertainment, plus they still need their numbers so they have to kabuki it and play up any angle to keep him propped up like "Weekend at Bernie's", like suggesting Hillary 'went too far' even if many at the networks surely know she didn't. Plus most of them just don't like her, so there you go.
Crazy old Jennifer Rubin at the Post said Hillary's speech was genius and that her party (the GOP) had to own it because a Republican should have made it months ago. She is right.
Everyone should watch all of this. She was on fire and when you have well-known Republican pundits calling it probably the best speech of her political career - in which she ends it by shaming the GOP establishment - that says something.
Trump, of course, is already melting down over it. Again.
Hillary's also doing Morning Joe tomorrow, which is smart IMO. Take the fight directly to the portion of the media most desperate to feed a fading false equivalency and try to keep the horse race going. It's not working, but it hasn't stopped a lot of the cable outlets from struggling to push it this week in the hopes of reviving the race and numbers, despite the public vocally deciding that the Clinton Foundation isn't really a story ('but the optics!' the media keeps whining, even as their latest hope for Both Sides Do It slips away). Faced with her they'll buckle.
Glenn Beck, of all people, is on Lawrence O'Donnell tonight decrying Trump, and airing a call from a listener who not-so-subtly hints that he'll kill Trump if Trump goes back on building a wall.
For someone whose brief national ascent nearly turned him into the latter-day Father Coughlin (who Beck name-checks here while discussing Trump, amusingly enough), it's a little amazing to see someone as nutty as Beck calling Trump a bridge too far.