A familiar trio of men, is well situated in the democrats ' early opinion polls for the next presidential elections: former vice-president, Joe Biden, senator Bernie Sanders and Texas democrat Beto O'rourke.
But if they are to have a chance to win the presidential primary election they must first defeat a historic amount of experienced, female candidates: the four senators Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar. Never before have four female politicians have set up for a large party at the same time. Hillary Clinton's two campaigns for the White house did not change, but they managed to normalize the idea of a female presidential candidate.Image 1 of 4 Senator Kamala Harris. Photo: Ethan Miller/AFP/Getty Image 2 of 4 u.s. Senator Elizabeth Warren. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty/AFT Image 3 of 4 Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Photo: Steve Pope/Getty/AFP Image 4 of 4 Senator Amy Klobuchar. Photo: REX/Shutterstock Slide show
is a predictable and logical continuation of the political energy that contributed to the female democrats to historic victories in the mellanårsvalet in november, when the 102 women won election to the house of representatives. But the most important factor for the wave of female democrats is probably Donald Trump himself, whose openly misogynistic rhetoric during the election campaign of 2016 has been accompanied by a domestic political agenda in the White house that have been marked by sakpolitiska initiatives that are particularly hard hit, in particular lower paid women.
This applies not least to the severe cutbacks in government grants to Planned Parenthood, which in large parts of the american countryside is women's only chance to get access to health care, contraception, sexual counselling and abortion.
in the Democratic primary is, however, far from each other ideologically. Far left is Elizabeth Warren, who even before she became senator was known for his speeches about economic inequality and middle-class vulnerability. One of the key issues in her campaign is a demand that the united states should introduce public child care facilities.
In the party's mittfåra is Kamala Harris and Kristen Gillibrand, even if they both have moved closer to the more progressive vänsterbudskap during the election campaign. Amy Klobuchar is the only one of the four candidates who didn't seem the least concerned about the party's energetic left flank, but instead positions herself just to the right of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Together they constitute an enormous field that, in principle, ensures that there will be at least one woman in the Democratic candidacy for the White house in 2020, either as presidential candidate or running mate. At the same time, they learn all four have to endure the same thresholds that prevented other women from getting ahead in american politics.
noted a report from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University that the american voters put higher requirements on integrity, decency and courtesy among female candidates, which means that they are more easily accused of scandals.
It was at least 2016, when each slip of the Clinton made headlines, while Trump got away with serious controversies and statements. It remains to be seen if the media and political tyckare have learned something of the campaign.
Already during the launch of Elizabeth Warren's campaign in January was dominated the media coverage of whether it really went to that ”liking her”, despite the fact that she stubbornly tried to focus on the issues. Kristen Gillibrand and Amy Klobuchar have faced criticism for appearance, hairstyles, and tone of voice, while Kamala Harris relationships has been questioned.
– One of the great lessons of the Clinton campaign was that sexism continues to play a storroll in the american public sphere, in particular in the media, " says the TV anchor Katie Ratings in a recent interview with The Guardian.