Why Aren't the Democrats Nominating a Woman?

Feb 2010
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Reading the article, it struck me that Jennifer Rubin was using a lot of manufactured outrage to sell her hopes/desires. She is trying to create the impression that the media is conspiring in dogpile fashion to undermine the female presidential candidates. I'm just not seeing it. Warren is certainly likeable. And that story about Klobuchar a couple months ago was what it was...just an incident that someone reported.

Think the Democratic women will do fine. But field is crowded and they shouldn't expect some kind of bonus points just because they are a woman. The good news is that whoever the nominee is they are going to running against Donald Trump.

And as long as the Democratic campaigns don't get pushed so far left that they get weird, they should be able to prevail in the General Election. (The odds of Trump pulling out Pennsyslvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, again are pretty remote.)




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Jun 2014
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Reading the article, it struck me that Jennifer Rubin was using a lot of manufactured outrage to sell her hopes/desires. She is trying to create the impression that the media is conspiring in dogpile fashion to undermine the female presidential candidates. I'm just not seeing it. Warren is certainly likeable. And that story about Klobuchar a couple months ago was what it was...just an incident that someone reported.

Think the Democratic women will do fine. But field is crowded and they shouldn't expect some kind of bonus points just because they are a woman. The good news is that whoever the nominee is they are going to running against Donald Trump.

And as long as the Democratic campaigns don't get pushed so far left that they get weird, they should be able to prevail in the General Election. (The odds of Trump pulling out Pennsyslvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, again are pretty remote.)




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I do think the better candidate would be female, to exercise that extra moral authority derived from illuminating Trump's extreme sexism.
 
May 2013
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Here's MY thought, Madeline: I think Amy Klobuchar is the Democrats' BEST bet to beat Donald Trump, and not just beat him, but STOMP him, in the Electoral College, and I certainly hope that Democratic primary voters start taking a closer look at her.

Donald Trump dubbed her 'Snow-Woman', as he likes to give all his enemies nicknames, as you well know, and she should adopt that nickname with pride, because I think she would utterly SNOW him in the Electoral College. Especially if she picked the right running mate, maybe someone a little more progressive than she is------she's definitely in the 'moderate' wing of the party-----and maybe from a different geographic region of the country------and she could sweep the Midwestern states, the old Rust Belt states that Trump took from Hillary, and of course she would win the coastal states that are going to vote Democratic anyway. And poor Trump would be limited to the Bible Belt states of the Old Confederacy, plus the Great Plains states from Oklahoma north through the Dakotas, plus a few of the very conservative Rocky Mountain states (Idaho, Montana, Wyoming). Amy might even be able to win Texas; she might even be able to win a state like Nebraska or South Dakota, because she's from nearby Minnesota, and they're familiar with her. She might win Indiana if she picked Pete Buttigieg as her running mate.

She looks like Betty Crocker, and Trump would have a DEVIL of a time trying to convince America that Amy Klobuchar/Betty Crocker is some kind of wild-eyed socialist out to turn America into Venezuela. That would get guffaws from Nome, Alaska, to Key West, Florida.

Those are my thoughts.
I like it Betty Crocker and that Nice Boy Next Door :)

 
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Jun 2014
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Why Aren't the Democrats Nominating a Woman?



Who's to say that they won't? They nominated a woman in 2016, and you didn't vote for her.

The Democrats will nominate the winner of their primary elections, regardless of the winner's gender. That's how they've done it for years.

Why aren't the Republicans nominating a woman?
 
May 2013
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Why Aren't the Democrats Nominating a Woman?

Who's to say that they won't? They nominated a woman in 2016, and you didn't vote for her.

The Democrats will nominate the winner of their primary elections, regardless of the winner's gender. That's how they've done it for years.

Why aren't the Republicans nominating a woman?
I think it's pretty much a guarantee that a woman will be on the D ticket somewhere. Harris or Klobuchar - Maybe even Stacey Abrams. Nothing against Warren, she's great and deep on policy and solutions. But maybe a tad too divisive and at times grating on the ears.
 
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They are sexist. That is why.



But since I’m sure you want us to be serious...because they don’t have a kick ass option? There is the question of “electability,” but that isn’t really one of “sex.” Ask Nixon. He lost to JFK mostly because of a TV debate. Obama was extremely “electable.”

For a woman? I think the qualities will be the same as a man. Gotta be a ball buster either way. Man or woman.
 
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Jun 2014
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I think it's pretty much a guarantee that a woman will be on the D ticket somewhere.

It's far more likely that a woman will be on the Democratic ticket than on the Republican ticket. That much is obvious. No woman has ever even come close to winning a Republican presidential primary. The only time the GOP put a woman on their ticket was when John McCain drafted Sarah Palin in a last ditch attempt to attract Democratic voters who were angry that Hillary Clinton had lost her bid for the presidency to Barack Obama. Of course, that went over like a lead balloon. The tactic might have been more effective, had they chosen a woman who was actually viewed by the electorate as being somewhat qualified to hold the office.
 
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