After the Atlanta Democratic debate Wednesday night, it was pretty evident that Sen. Amy Klobuchar has emerged victorious. During the entire debate, not even once did Klobuchar look like a candidate who has just 6 percent of support from the Democratic caucusgoers.
Major takeaway from the debate on Wednesday night was Minnesota Sen. pointing the standard, women presidential candidates are held to. As she pointed out the fact, she ensured that her statement does not insult her rival Pete Buttigieg.
The fifth Democratic debate was a historic achievement as it witnessed four women Democratic hopefuls and four moderators on the stage for the first time during the presidential campaign.
Speaking at the Wednesday night debate, Sen. Klobuchar justified why she believes that the women candidates would not have been allowed to be presidential hopeful if they were in Buttigieg’s position.
She said, “Women are held to a higher standard. Otherwise we could play a game called “Name Your Favorite Woman President,” which we can’t do because it has all been men, including all vice presidents being men.”
At the Atlanta Democratic debate, Klobuchar also dismissed the idea of physical attributes like height, weight, and color being the eligibility criteria for becoming the President as she said, “I think what matters is if you’re smart, if you’re competent and if you get things done.”
Furthermore, Klobuchar made sure her work as a Congresswoman was highlighted, while she explained why she is a suitable presidential candidate, before saying, “If you think a woman can’t beat Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi does it every single day.”
Earlier in September, just days before the third Democratic debate, many Democratic voters acknowledged the fact that the women presidential hopefuls will experience more difficulties in becoming the president than the male candidates, even though the voters had no issues with a woman becoming the next president.
However, after the fifth debate, will Amy Klobuchar gain an advantage in terms of support in polls and donations for taking a stand for the women candidates ahead of the sixth Democratic debate scheduled for December 19 in Los Angeles?