Can a woman win the presidency? Clash exposes the deeper issue
The smoldering political flareup between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders has thrust to the center of the Democratic presidential race an issue that has been gnawing at them for over three years: Can a woman beat Donald Trump?
Many Democratic voters openly support the idea of the first female president but quietly worry that inherent gender biases could make an election victory difficult.
Voters are now left wondering if advancing the cause of getting a woman to the White House is more important than the party betting on a male candidate who might have a better shot of prevailing in 2020.