There are already three prominent female Democrats that have all but announced their run for the presidency: Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Elizabeth Warren. The energy among Democratic women now already far exceeds what was seen in 2016 for Hillary Clinton. There are mixed feelings on Democrats nominating a woman for president: some people worry that America is still not ready to have a woman as president and that a woman’s nomination may follow a similar route and treatment received by Hillary in 2016. Others say that it is not essential for the nominee to be a woman for that nominee to campaign for women, and what is important is to nominate someone who is sure to beat Trump, regardless of their gender. In 2016, Trump was supported by conservative women and carried the majority of white women against Clinton. However, women now disapprove of Trump’s job performance by a 2 to 1 margin and men are evenly split.
Click here to read the full 10/19/18 article on the top three female contenders for the Democratic nomination written by Alexander Burns and Lisa Lerer from The New York Times.Add Comment