I have to tell you that I can't stop thinking about this. It has shaken me to my core in a way I couldn't have predicted. So while I'd love nothing more than to pretend that this isn't happening, and come out here and do my normal campaign speech, it would be dishonest and disingenuous for me to just move onto the next thing like this was all just a bad dream.
This is not something we can ignore. It's not something we can sweep under the rug as just another disturbing footnote in a sad election season. Because this was not just a lewd conversation, this wasn't locker room banter, this was a powerful individual speaking freely and openly about sexually predatory behavior.