Elizabeth Warren’s sudden and shocking campaign suspension ended her 2020 presidential bid but touched off a firestorm of “sexism” allegations. Many people believe that it was her gender, and not her radical ideas, that prompted people to vote for her opponents, but in less than one minute, “The View” co-host and resident Republican Meghan McCain destroyed the idea that people would vote for just any woman to lead the United States.
While discussing the topic of “the first woman president,” McCain made it clear that she would love to see a female president in her lifetime. She also lamented that she wouldn’t know if she could tell her daughter “you can be president” if she had one. While her fellow hosts agreed with her, Joy Behar decided to make a snippy comment McCain should back up her words with action.
“Where is my woman president?” McCain shouted. “I would like to see a woman president in my lifetime!”
“Maybe you should run then,” Behar said. “Just run.”
“Would you vote for me Joy?” McCain asked, laughing.
Joy raised her hand with her palm out toward Meghan as if to gesture that she needs to slow down, but did not respond. Whoopi broke in to alleviate the obvious and awkward tension between the two.
“I would like a woman to be president in my lifetime!” — @MeghanMcCain
“Maybe you should run!” — @JoyVBehar
Meghan: “Would you vote for me, Joy?”
Joy: … pic.twitter.com/B0lSYkhAqX
— Matt Wilstein (@mattwilstein) March 6, 2020
So while social media claims that the biggest reason (if not the only reason) Warren didn’t receive the nomination was due to gender, the clip above shows a whole different take.
It is possible to disagree with a woman’s policies and positions without that disagreement being inherently sexist. It’s possible to dislike a person without it being an indictment on an entire gender. It is possible to look objectively at a person’s past words and actions, and use those to determine whether you believe they are capable of leading a large, diverse country to further prosperity, and have that decision be based nothing on a person’s sex.
The topic received so much attention that the press even asked President Donald Trump about it on Friday as he fielded their questions.
As BizPac Review reported:
While speaking to the press at the White House on Friday morning, Trump briefly touched on the topic of Elizabeth Warren’s shocking exit from the 2020 Democratic presidential race and dismissed the notion that her failure to clinch the nomination had anything to do with her gender.
“I think lack of talent was her problem. She had a tremendous lack of talent,” the president explained. “She was a good debater, she destroyed Mike Bloomberg very quickly like it was nothing, it was easy for her. But people don’t like her. She’s a very mean person. And people don’t like her. People don’t want that. They like a person like me, that’s not mean.”
Perhaps people didn’t vote for her for the same reason Joy appears that she wouldn’t vote for McCain: They simply don’t see eye-to-eye.
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