Last updated on April 26th, 2019
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democratic presidential candidate, during her interview at CNN presidential town hall Monday night, said that she would not let sexism affect her in the campaign. She said that she aims to be the first women elected president of the United States.
Since the time Warren announced her presidential campaign, she has been consistently compared with the failed 2016 presidential campaign of Hilary Clinton.
During the interview, a student at the town hall asked Elizabeth Warren if she was worried she’d get “Hillary’d” – a word used to involve the sexism women experience during presidential race – another student asked her, how can she be on par with Trump bullying and said, “In particular, are you afraid he can caricature you?”
Warren’s answer can be shortened in a phrase, “One might say you persist”, in reference with a viral saying which came out in the moment of disagreement between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Elizabeth Warren herself, where McConnell tried to silence her.
She recalled her campaign against Senator Scott Brown and said people motivated her to take part in the senator elections of 2012 and believed that she would make a great senator.
“People said to me, you’re going to lose because Massachusetts in 2011, according to conventional wisdom, was not ready to have a woman senator or governor. We never had and people said it’s just not going to happen, not at least for another generation,” Warren said.
Soon enough Elizabeth Warren resolved to make “something count, every single day”, and whenever she saw a little girl, she would approach her, kneel before her and say, “Hi! My name is Elizabeth, and I’m running for Senate because that’s what girls do.”
Warren continued, “And then we would pinky swear to remember and so every night when I went home, no matter what the day had been like, I would count up how many pinky swears we’d done during the day.”
She said that she focused on the issues affecting the working class families across the country and ultimately won by a margin of 7.5 points.
“So the way I see it is here we are in a presidential, and it’s the same kind of you stay after it every day. One might say you persist,” she added.
Warren is not the only women running for the presidential elections from the Democratic Party. Various senators like, Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard are also in the race.
In regards with 2020 election campaign, Warren shared her plan and said, “Organize, build a grassroots movement, fight for working people and that’s how I’m going to be the first woman elected president of the United States.”
The fact that 2020 presidential election year will be the 100th anniversary of women having the right to vote in America is worth mentioning. Although there are 19 months for the elections to commence, if Sen. Elizabeth Warren becomes the first elected women president of the US, we can hope there would be an end to sexism in the US politics.