Two months ago it was Avenatti. Now it's O'Rourke.
Bypassing the majority of Americans--women--is a national disgrace.
▪Gillibrand is Congress' leader on women's rights & sexual assault victims.
▪Harris set NN2018 on fire with her speeches reclaiming identity politics.
▪ Klobuchar highlighted #Kavanaugh's unfitness for SCOTUS.
It took THIRTY YEARS of incredibly hard work for @HillaryClinton to get to run for POTUS. The rules for women are so different. No one sees a woman give a single speech and says "president!"
We do not have one person=one vote in America. We have the EC.
My vote in my state counts for half a vote. Whereas Bernie Sanders' vote in tiny VT counts as a whole vote.
In 2016 they did not choose who Americans voted for.
If it had been reversed, the #GOP would have moved heaven and earth to overturn the results.
Again: reverse it & GOP would have installed Trump by any means necessary.
Yet the claim now is that no woman can beat Trump.
A woman beat Trump in 2016. Our system failed her and us.
The FACT is #HillaryClinton remains the most accomplished candidate we could have in 2020 AND the best positioned to beat Trump.
In lieu of her, we have top tier candidates in Harris & Gillibrand.
I haven't wavered in that assessment. These two are among the hardest working senators. Gillibrand ranks by votes as the most progressive. Harris & Gillibrand have put up innovative legislation.
So stop clamoring for any man you can find when powerful women are right in front of you. Stop ignoring the majority of Americans.
We lost in 2016--not #HillaryClinton.
But stoking crowds against a despised opponent is not votes. It's also not policy & it's definitely not years of hard work.
Women have to work so much harder to rise politically than men do. Misogyny is real.
242yrs without a female leader yet 51.5% of us are women.
The best options for Democrats (and, actually, GOP) are female candidates.
You just have to acknowledge their power and strength.
Thank you for listening to my TED talk. 🌿
Every female 2020 candidate has as good/ better resume than every man running. Stop making excuses.