Is a woman a bouncer to win the Democratic nomination and face President Trump in 2020? Some women in three states who could or would break hopes in the White House are not so sure.
"I want to be for a woman, but it's hard to see that many other women do not yet support women. I feel like America is not there yet, "said Wendy McVey, a 20-year junior at Iowa State University, to The Associated Press. The candidate most interested in McVey is former Texas Congressman Beto O & Rourke.
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Women are among the Democratic Party's most dedicated and dedicated constituents for more than half of the electorate in the middle of 201
But The Oval Office was elusive, and given the Democrats' deep desire to oust Trump, some do not want to take their candidate into risk. Some fear they will repeat Hillary Clinton's surprise loss against Trump in 2016. Others cite their own experiences of sexism and discrimination.
"I think many people voted for him because they did not want to vote for them." Katrina Riley, 69, of Summerville, SC, told AP. "And I do not want that to happen again."
"I'm afraid of women that it's like this:" Well, we had our chance. We had Hillary. Hillary did not come out. It's best to just pick another 65-year-old plus a white guy with the best odds, "said Helen Holden Slottje, a 52-year-old attorney in New Hampshire.
According to a 2018 Pew Research Center poll, 76 percent of women said that one of the main reasons that there are fewer women in office is that women need to do more to prove themselves. About 60 percent of women stated that gender discrimination is an obstacle, and 57 percent of women stated that Americans are not prepared to elect a woman for a higher office.
Older white men sit on most early polls of Democrats: Former Vice President Joe Biden (76) and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (77). The two younger white men, O'Rourke and South Bend, mayor of the Indian government, Pete Buttigieg, have become media connoisseurs despite less political experience than many women of the White House race.
"I feel like we lived in a country where the power and leadership of women was so absent," said Cecile Richards, former President of Planned Parenthood. "I think it's difficult even for women to imagine a future of true justice, but I think the time has come."
Jennifer Palmieri, who recommended Clinton's 2016 campaign, urged women to "not be afraid of the Phantoms 2016". 19659005] "Women who want to support a candidate should not think this over, but have the courage to believe and believe in their power to make a difference," said Palmieri. "That's what women did in 2018 and see what happened."
Following the 2016 election, Clinton said she believes that sexism and misogyny have contributed to her loss. Some women in race 2020 did not shy away from these problems.
"If you ask the question, are there gender-specific prejudices in America today? Absolutely," said Gillibrand. "Is there gender bias in every industry? Absolutely, but I think we can overcome it for each one of us."
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On a Friday in Tipton, Iowa, Warren told the crowd that when she talks to colleagues in the Senate, she tells her with her campaign platform they ask "too much to ask too much".
"Do not ask for such harsh things, smile more," she said, in a language familiar to many women.
The crowd broke out into roars and moans.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.