You might recall this, which cited an essay at RealClearPolitics by Carl Cannon that trashed Hillary but promised a sequel that would explain why she will still be elected president. It’s out. Here’s the payoff.
Eight years later, voters will have the chance to put another iniquitous legacy behind them. I think they will take it. The polls show Hillary leading all the likely Republican nominees, and I think that support is solid, particularly among women. Millions will demur to their husbands or more conservative colleagues, fib to pollsters and quietly fill out their ballots. America will find that its women have long memories.
It was in 1897 that Susan B. Anthony wrote, “There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.” More than a century later, Nancy Pelosi had those words — and the words of others — in her mind when she became the first female House speaker.
In a story she has told many times, Pelosi recalls going to the White House as speaker for the first time. She felt her chair “getting crowded” as though others were sitting in it with her.
“I swear this happened,” she said. “And then I realized Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth — you name it — they were all in that chair…and I could hear them say: ‘At last we have a seat at the table.’”
Some conservatives made fun of Pelosi’s ghost story. I don’t think this was a good idea. I think Pelosi’s allegory means that American women have unfinished business in politics, along with the right flesh-and-blood candidate to complete their dream.
Please tell me. How many women out there are NOT grossly offended by this kind of argument? You’re going to vote with your ovaries? For another rank, unscrupulous incompetent?
I don’t believe it. I refuse to believe it.