But not every loss by a woman candidate is necessarily a result of gender. The intelligent and well-organized women profiled in the “Women on the Verge” article need to be honest about Clinton’s loss in the primaries. Clinton did not lose because of sexism; she lost because she ran an incompetent campaign that wasted millions and was unprepared for a long battle, because of her vote on the Iraq War, because of character questions raised by her own words and actions, and because of Bill Clinton’s thinly disguised appeals to racism. I want more women to run, win, and govern our state and country, but women will get nowhere if they believe fairy tales when the results do not go their way.
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