Neither has much of a chance of becoming the Democratic nominee ….
But damn if they aren’t right up in there throwing their punches ….
Democrats might have had their women nominee lose to a poor excuse for a President…
But they haven’t fallen back with smart , tough, strong and political women running for the brass ring…
We shouldn’t overlook THIS even with the noise about the other guys and Donald Trump….
In the past two Democratic presidential debates, women have dominated by casting aside those traditional admonitions about what voters will tolerate.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) owes her stronger-than-expected New Hampshire finish to her confident performance there four days before the primary.
Her hand shot up when moderator George Stephanopoulos asked whether any of the candidates was concerned about the prospect of having a socialist — i.e., Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — at the top of the ticket. She mocked former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg as “a cool newcomer.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), battling to prove she was still in the race after disappointing showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, owned the stage Wednesday night in Las Vegas. As she grilled former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg over sexist comments he has made, she sounded like a prosecutor.
The response was immediate. Even while the debate was still underway, her campaign reported, via Twitter, that Warren had raised $425,000 in a single 30-minute period. What remains to be seen is whether the debate has given her flagging campaign a boost in Saturday’s Nevada caucuses and beyond.
It is still hard to imagine that a woman in that setting could get away with shouting to make a point, as Sanders and former vice president Joe Biden so often do. Or that it would be tolerated if she rolled her eyes contemptuously at an opponent, as billionaire Bloomberg did when Warren challenged him on the number of sex-discrimination lawsuits he and his news and business-information company have faced.
But Warren’s attacks had clearly hit their mark.
On Friday, Bloomberg announced he will release three women who have accused him of sexual harassment from the nondisclosure agreements they signed. He also said that, after “a lot of reflecting,” he will not demand confidential agreements to resolve sexual-misconduct claims going forward.
It counts as progress to see female candidates breaking out of the mold into which political consultants so often say they must squeeze themselves…..