Warren making a 2020 run is brave considering the only female candidate who has any chance at the White House is Yes, I'd Vote For a Woman, Just Not That One.
— That bitch. (@pennysaidwhat) December 31, 2018
How does Elizabeth Warren avoid a Clinton redux — written off as too unlikable before her campaign gets off the ground? https://t.co/E6zfTkzNYy
— POLITICO (@politico) January 1, 2019
I refuse to engage in any conversations about the likeability of women running for President in 2020.
If all women political analysts did that it would make the misogyny more obvious as unlikeable men are left to wax poetic about women’s personalities ignoring their policies.
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) January 2, 2019
Got an email from my senior & favorite Senator this morning:
When Elizabeth first decided to run for the Senate in 2012, she ran against a Republican senator who had a 65% approval rating, $10 million in the bank, and a cool pick-up truck…in a state that had never in its history elected a woman senator or governor.
So we’re used to the tired, beard-stroking opinion pieces masquerading as smart political analysis.
We’re used to being compared to any woman who’s ever lost an election, and we’re used to the anonymous, angsty quotes from “concerned” insiders, and the she-can-never-win garbage churned out by the Republican propaganda machine and recycled by the media.
And you know what? We’re also used to proving them all wrong. Because here’s the truth: we outraised, outworked, and beat – by eight points – that Republican senator nobody said we could defeat…
If you get frustrated when commentators spend more time covering Elizabeth or any woman’s “likability” than her plans for huge, systemic change to make this country work for all of us, do something productive about it:
Chip in $5 right now to becoming a founding member of our Elizabeth Warren ? Fund. (We’re calling it the “You Know it When You See It” Fund because, well, you know why.)…
I’ve tweeted regularly abt this misnomer that Hillary got bad press bc she was “bad candidate” and how folks, including Dems, were being wildly naive if they thought institutional sexism isn’t part of our political culture
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) January 1, 2019
hating the Clintons has long been a DC media profit center. trying to drag Hillary into the 2020 race here is latest giveaway
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) January 2, 2019
I’m still waiting for the weekly analysis on why Republicans have been able to win the popular vote for President only ONCE in the last 30 years. What does that say about the useless metrics used to make inferences about “likability”? https://t.co/7D3pfdXAtS
— Not Individual-1, Client-1 or Candidate-1 (@yottapoint) January 1, 2019
IMO the desire by Rs to turn Warren into Hillary suggests the GOP has not yet figured out how to beat a Democrat who is not the 2016 iteration of Hillary. https://t.co/QfYcV6aIEX
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) December 31, 2018