As all signs begin to undoubtedly point to Hillary Clinton as the Democratic party’s presidential nominee, the former Secretary of State might be looking to make some more history as she considers an all-female ticket, bringing on another woman as her presidential running mate.
“We’ll start with a broad list and then begin to narrow it. But there is no question that there will be women on that list,” said John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman, continuing that Clinton will be looking for a candidate who is “the best person to make the case to the American people.”
While the end of the race has not yet arrived, and a Clinton victory isn’t yet guaranteed, speculation hasn’t stopped itself from emerging front and center with names such as Julian Castro and Labor Secretary Thomas Perez being thrown in the mix.
One name, however, that’s seen a great deal of favor amid talks is that of Massachusetts’s Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Warren, a progressive Democrat, remains the only female Democratic senator that has not publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton, and one of the handful of Democratic senators who have not endorsed either candidate, including Bernie Sanders, raising the question on whether or not Senator Warren would even take the job.
While Elizabeth Warren’s liberal politics could be what bridges the gap between Hillary Clinton and Sanders’ supporters in the general election, an all-female ticket still has it setbacks, best described by a statement made by New York Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon.
“Men will fight to retain their dominance,” Simon begins. “They can’t handle one woman on the ticket. What makes you think they could handle two?”