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Mon May 16, 2016, 12:07 PM

In an election dominated by misogyny, a Clinton-Warren ticket might just work

Source: Quartz, Elizabeth Winkler msnbc.com

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No doubt a Clinton-Warren ticket would prompt Trump to double-down on his “woman’s card” comments, claiming that both candidates have relied on their gender to ascend to power. This argument would elicit more accusations of sexism from Democrats—all of which is to say that an all-female ticket promises to make an election that is already extremely attuned to issues of gender even more so.

If Trump nominates a male vice president, as he presumably will, then the US would get a hugely symbolic showdown of boys-versus-girls: patriarchy versus matriarchy, the old guard versus the new. And if Trump nominates a woman in a ploy to revamp his sexist image and steal the woman’s card back, then we would have the mind-boggling prospect of three women on November’s ballots.

In 2008, Clinton tried to avoid making her gender a topic of discussion, fearing that doing so might alienate male voters or lead people to accuse her of making the presidential race about identity rather than ideas. But it is clear by now that there will be no shying away from talk of the woman’s card in this election. Why not up the ante? She may be more successful by taking this particular fight all the way and nominating another respected, successful woman rather than compromising with a “balanced” ticket.

When Ruth Bader Ginsburg is asked, “When will there be enough women on the Supreme Court?” she likes to respond, “Where there are nine.” After all, for most of US history, men have made up the entirety of the government’s judicial branch. America’s presidential nominees have been almost exclusively men too. If we’re going to nominate one woman, why not go for broke? It’s nonsensical to think two women would be too much.

http://qz.com/684589/in-an-election-dominated-by-misogyny-a-clinton-warren-ticket-might-just-work/

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Reply In an election dominated by misogyny, a Clinton-Warren ticket might just work (Original post)
yallerdawg May 2016 OP
ismnotwasm May 2016 #1
Koinos May 2016 #2
Freddie May 2016 #3
BootinUp May 2016 #4

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 12:14 PM

1. My God, can you imagine?

The two balance each other out perfectly. I don't think it likely, but wow, what a dream.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 01:49 PM

2. I like the idea, and I think it is a very real possibility.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Mon May 16, 2016, 02:15 PM

3. This would be awesome

Especially if Trump picks a (loathsome) female running mate (Palin? Brewer?) in an attempt to do another McCain stunt. Yeah, we ladies will flock to vote for anyone with XX chromosomes.
Even if he goes the 2-white-males ticket, HRC and Sen. Warren would be a fabulous team.

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Mon May 16, 2016, 02:17 PM

4. To me, the VP needs to be very qualified, smart, stage presence

More of what Trump and any likely running mate is not going to be.

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