The 19th Amendment giving women the legal right to vote in all states (some states had allowed it earlier) was ratified in 1920 and later that year women were able to vote for president nationwide for the first time. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage that electing a woman president!
As for those who think a woman could not be elected president, as Elizabeth Warren noted in the most recent debate, and as noted in this cartoon, they said the same thing against Kennedy about Catholics and the same thing against Obama about African-Americans.
They said the same thing about Warren in her 2012 race against Republican incumbent Scott Brown. No woman had ever won a statewide race for governor or senator in Massachusetts before, and after the death of icon Ted Kennedy in 2010, the seat he had held — and his brother John before him — was considered a safe Democratic seat.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley got the nomination for the special election and was considered a hands-down favorite to win easily. She ran a lousy campaign, and lost to Republican Scott Brown.
So when Warren ran for the full-term seat in 2012, of course a lot of sexist naysayers told Warren she couldn’t win, either. Massachusetts was not ready for a woman senator and, blah, blah, blah. Of course, we know what happened. Nevertheless, she persisted, and Elizabeth Warren won the full-term seat by a comfortable margin and came back six years later to get re-elected by a landslide. And as Warren also noted in the debate, the only two people on the stage who had won every race they had ever been in were the two women.
I would vote for ANYONE who is moral and honest, which leaves out many politicians.
When we measure the quality of leadership, women do better than men even in diverse countries.
I do think it is time for a women President. But Warren is not the one.
You know what they say about payback.
I have always voted for the Democratic Candidate for President since I was first allowed to vote….mostly because the GOP candidate was far worse…. That wouldn’t have changed no matter what sex, race, religion, color, or ethnic origin the Democratic candidate was…. On the other hand if the GOPers nominated a black female atheist that supported the current GOP platform…. she’d never get my vote….
PS – I’m rooting for Stacy Abrams to be the Dems Veep Candidate in 2020……..since she’s not running for Prez….
I have no problem electing a woman President, so long as she’s the right candidate. Warren and Klobuchar, however, are not the right candidates. Warren went from championing watered down versions of Sanders’s progressive policies to watered down versions of Buttigeig’s pro-corporate centrist policies. Klobuchar somehow thinks she can win against Trump with a bold policy of “more of the same” combined with stereotypical “Minnesota Nice.”
Thanks, but I’ll pass.
By the way, for those of you celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the 19th Amendment, I’ve got a little book(let) out: “Herstory, 19 cartoons in celebration of the 19th amendment.” It can be yours! Go to the “shop” section of my website…https://signetoons.com. I’m also booking speaking gigs that feature a visual tour of the many-more-than-19 cartoons I’ve drawn over the years about women’s issues. You can harangue me in person!
Four more years of Ol’ Punkinhead scares the bejesus out of me.
Why do you ask that guy anything? He knows nothing.
Let’s not forget “men in wheelchairs,” too.
I’m sure people in the Middle East were elated to be droned by a black man.
Policy matters. Identity politics doesn’t. Anyway, just how many people have loudly proclaimed “I’m afraid a socialist could never be elected president”?
Saying you’ll only vote for a female candidate is the same as as saying you’ll only vote for a male candidate.
I care not what the gender of 46 is…as long they are up to getting America back to basic values and undo ALL the treacherous actions of 45 and his Putinskis.
Is anyone here aware the Bernie checked to see if Ms. Warren could be his VP and secretary of the treasure. By the way, she could. I think she would be a great president if she served a term or two in those jobs. I’m pretty sure the two of them would win in a landslide, even with the unfair voting practices of the GOP. Bernie will demolish Trump in any debate.
Biden is not confronting this Barisma affair with any sort of zeal, and if it lingers, it may well cost him many undecided votes..
This is a great toon. What is the answer for old white Americans? Didn’t they raise their kids to be open minded? Fair? To treat everyone equally? November 2020 will tell us.
Everyone seems to be focused on the policies of the candidates, but should not the leadership capabilities be even more important? The basic goals of all the candidates are very similar, although the mechanisms by which they propose to get to these goals are different. However, if a person can’t get people to work together, there is no way progress is going to be made. One of the attractive characteristics of Warren is that she is goal-oriented and seems to be open to working with various groups to get these goals accomplished. Her work on consumer protection is an example of this. I am not so sure that either Biden or Sanders would be able to pull people together to meet those goals. Obama had a similar problem because of the McConnell Republican intransigence, but a woman may be more successful because that is what women do, day by day, in their lives. It’s part of Pelosi’s success and was part of Mikulski’s success.
And it was in the 1920s that this country began to go to hell.
As a lapsed Democrat I would embrace the platform if they reversed just one stance. In the 1960’s Dem’s did a 180 on Race if the did the same on the 2nd Amendment Democrats would never lose another national election. A Candidates Race , Gender, Orientation or Age would mean nothing that single issue would flip 10 States overnight.
Socialists, lunatics, Progressive insanity.
What am I afraid of? More tRump.
Mmmmm….. I believe this toon was posted before the NY Times made it’s endorsements of Warren & Klobachar….. are you clairvoyant Signe?