Think women can’t win elections? Elizabeth Warren has one thing to say

Think women can’t win elections? Elizabeth Warren has one thing to say

Elizabeth Warren has just exited the race to take on president Trump in 2020.

After failing to break through with voters on Super Tuesday, where she failed to win a single state, the Massachusetts senator has conceded that she's got no chance of becoming the Democrat nominee.

Warren's departure will no doubt be sad news for her supporters, and people who hoped that 2020 might be the year America finally gets its first woman president. But alas, it was not to be.

Although Warren didn't emerge victorious, it's worth remembering a defiant statement she made during the campaign about women winning elections.

The moment occurred during a Democrat debate, which took place days after Warren and Bernie Sanders began their incredibly awkward feud.

As the debate began, the giant elephant in the room was whether Sanders actually said that he didn’t think a woman could win the presidency, as has been claimed by Warren. When asked directly, Sanders again denied that he’d said this to Warren at a meeting in 2018. But Warren doubled down on the claim that he did.

It was tense (so tense). It was uncomfortable (so uncomfortable). But was it incredible TV? Of course it was

What people weren’t prepared for was Warren’s response to the question “can a woman win the election?”

She pointed out only she and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar the two women on stage were the only candidates participating in the debate that have won every election they’ve participated in, saying:

Look at the men on this stage. Collectively, they have lost 10 elections. The only people on this stage who have won every election they’ve been in are the women.

Back in the 1960s, people asked if a Catholic could win. Back in 2008, people asked if an African-American could win. In both times, the Democratic party stepped up and said yes — got behind their candidate and we changed America. That’s who we are.

It just goes to show that, although Warren might not have shattered the all-important presidential glass ceiling this time, she'll always believe in the potential of women to be victorious in elections.

One day (hopefully sooner rather than later, please) we'll be able to say "Madame President".

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