Can a Woman Win? There's Only One Way to Fucking Find Out

Look, no one wants Mommy Liz and Daddy Bern to fight. They both love America very much and want what’s best for us. And what is best for us is to stop endlessly speculating over whether a woman can win the presidency and seeing if primary voters think a woman can win the presidency.

This week, just in time to stir up debate drama, CNN reported that Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren over a private 2018 dinner that he didn’t think a woman could win the presidency. Bernie doesn’t remember it that way, and Liz doesn’t want to fight about it. However, when pressed, Warren did use her time at the January 14 debates to point out that she is one of only two candidates to beat an incumbent in the past 30 years, and the other candidate to do so is also a woman:

“But look, this question about whether or not a woman can be president has been raised and it’s time for us to attack it head-on,” Warren said. “I think the best way to talk about who can win is by looking at people’s winning record. So, can a woman beat Donald Trump? Look at the men on this stage: Collectively, they have lost 10 elections. The only people on this stage who have won every single election that they’ve been in are the women.”

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After a brief squabble about when 1990 was, the estranged couple seemed to at least agree that women can hypothetically be president. Now let’s please get on with the business of seeing if a woman can actually save us from our shitty stepdad of a president.

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Look, no one wants Mommy Liz and Daddy Bern to fight.

I want Mommy to fight, and I want her to divorce him and take half his shit for the shit he put her and the country through for two cycles, now.

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Can a woman win? Da fuq? Did 2016 and 2018 just not happen? This is really rhetorical, but I’m tired of hearing about it, especially since it’s asked disingenuously.

It’s never asked if a white man can win when they aren’t even close to being a majority or plurality of the electorate. It’s always a disingenous bullshit question asked of female, and black and brown and....candidates, who collectively form a larger group than white men.

Or side starts voting in our own collective interest, and this bullshit question wouldn’t even be a question. OF COURSE Warren can win. I said it before, but none of Bernie’s supporters are asking if a 70-something Jewish heart-attack suvivor from Brooklyn and who became an independent Senator from a state with the population of Boston can win. If Barack Hussein Obama II can win and then win re-election, and Trump could win after that, literally ANYONE can win the presidency.

Take a lesson from that.

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