Did Hillary Clinton lose the election because she was a woman? That doubt has been established in the subconscious of many Democratic voters, resentful of the unpredictable victory of Donald Trump in 2016. Hillary’s ghost now plans on women who aspire to break the glass ceiling to which she plucked three million cracks. Last night he was present at the seventh Democratic debate, where two women aspire to be the first president of the United States.
The moderators invoked a leak that on the eve of the last debate before the Iowa caucuses has sown discord between the two most progressive candidates in the competition, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. According to those sources, the latter would have told him in 2018 during a private conversation that he does not believe that a woman can win the elections, something that Sanders denied having said, without Warren contradicting him, even though he had confirmed it the night before.
“It would be absurd to say that a woman cannot win when Hillary Clinton took Trump’s three million votes,” the Vermont senator defended. “Anyone who knows me knows that I can’t have said that, I’ve been supporting women who run for elections for 30 years.”
After launching the accusation that everyone believes has departed from his campaign, Warren preferred to take the opportunity to become a champion of women who have won competitions across the country and demonstrate their own viability. The big disappointed were those who expected to see blood in this debate, for being the last chance to change the ranking of favorites before the first vote falls.
Actually, the Iowa format explains precisely why none of the six candidates left on stage, of the 20 that started, launched into the attack. If on the night of February 3 some candidate does not obtain at least 15% of the votes deposited in that precinct, his followers will have to pronounce themselves for a more viable one in the second round. Hence nobody wants to antagonize the other’s followers.
Last night’s scenario was divided into three conservative and three progressive Democrats, although one of the latter is billionaire Tom Steyer, who has sneaked into the head squad after spending a hundred million dollars from his own pocket in ads.
If he is in the queue, Biden is in the lead, almost side by side with Sanders, and closely followed by Buttigieg. Between Warren and Biden there are only five points of difference, so any of these four could rise as a favorite within twenty days, when polls are no longer measured but actual votes. Like Sanders and Warren, Senator Amy Klobuchar, at a great distance, will have to spend the next few weeks sitting in Washington, but she boasts of not having to cross half a country on a plane to get to the Midwest, because it is from there. From the beginning he has tried to occupy the space of the right center by declaring himself openly conservative and flying the most official positions, whether in commerce, in economics or in Defense.
Like her, the mayor of South Bend (Indiana), the youngest of the race and the first gay candidate for the presidency, has his roots in the land of farmers and rebels against the liberal proposals of Warren and Sanders by not wanting to provide education Free college for all Americans. “I want the children of the rich to pay for it,” he said last night. Warren prefers to tax them, “and if they later want to take their children to a public university, it seems fine,” he said. Under his plan, those who earn more than 50 million a year will see their taxes doubled, hence it is called the terror of Wall Street.
One of these six candidates will win the Iowa caucuses next day 3 and take the lead in the competition to face Donald Trump in November, “a corrupt and a pathological liar,” which Sanders intends to unmask as “a fraud.”