Prior to the now-waning discussion of Trump's lewd comments and lecherous/sexual assaulting conduct, Clinton's main focus of attack was that Trump was neither qualified nor tempermentally fit to be president. While that attack was not as shocking nor brutal as the "bus video" fallout, it was slowly gaining credence with voters as Trump continued to stumble over his tongue and tweets. And, Trump was unable to defend against the claim other than to say "you, too".
Now that the "bus video" shock has flattened out, coupled with the failure to connect his lewdness and lack of impulse control to the original and far more compelling attack of incompetence, Clinton's "momentum" (or Trump's slump, depending how you view it) has stalled.
While the efforts of her surrogates have stepped up, they have stopped hammering on the stronger weakness of Trump: being ill-qualified and tempermentally unfit. This is a mistake. Continuing to attack his morality is a very weak punch, considering that Bill Clinton continued being an effective and strong president despite his moral defects.
As yet, for whatever reason, the Trump campaign has not yet realized this. They "embraced" his supporters being "deplorables", and it will only be a matter of time before they hitch onto this obvious parallel, which will negate any further ill effects from the video and the complaining women and, perhaps, even act as a rallying cry, like with "deplorables".
Although being considered a "smart" candidate and despite having a savvy and creditable campaign staff, this error, coupled with her failure to offer to make amends (in some way, even if indirectly) with the women she "attacked" in defense of her marriage and husband, leaves me wondering whether she has the compassion she has so demonstrably claimed and the "know-how" to tie the knots and "close the deal" for the presidency, a Senate majority and a hefty number of Representatives, which, in truth, is a kind of test of how she will fare on actions of state in the future.
She still has my vote because Trump is worse than incompetent, he's a buffoon and an habitual liar (perhaps even pathologically so), but I thought she had more; she certainly seemed too, early on in the campaign. But, now, I sense she has hardened, become more closed off. I worry that her policies, which I still strongly believe in, will go nowhere unless she resumes being that person we heard and saw at the convention and before; one who, despite the opposition, can "cross the aisle" and seek a way to succeed in her mission.
Incidentally, want a "can't resist" bait-trap for Trump? Strongly assert that Bill Clinton was a cheater, yes. But he, at least, had the manhood ("balls") to go after what he wanted, even if it was only a "fling." He wasn't just an insecure wimp: "all talk".
(Please understand that this is a taunt, not my condoning Clinton's behavior. This is just a sure fire way to get Trump to admit to what he has done.)