I’ve long loved Maureen Dowd and I think she makes an excellent point in today’s editorial.
I’m lost in how the last two paragraphs about how each campaign has spent their money apply to the overall observation, so succintly summarized in the money quote:

And when historians trace how her inevitability dissolved, they will surely note this paradox: The first serious female candidate for president was rejected by voters drawn to the more feminine management style of her male rival.