WaEx: In a forthcoming book detailing the experiences of female candidates on the presidential campaign trail in 2020, then-candidate Elizabeth Warren revealed that several voters crudely told her they would vote for her — but only if she was a man.
Those sentiments echoed among several voters, with many telling campaign workers for the Massachusetts senator that the country would “never have a woman president.”
“‘I lost it,’ this organizer told me,” wrote NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Ali Vitali in her book Electable: Why America Hasn’t Put a Woman in the White House … Yet. “But that was the vibe. Women and men alike, both as explicitly as that but also implicitly, would just say, ‘Look, I think it’s great what you’re doing … but America — it’s just not gonna happen.'”
“Everyone comes up to me and says, ‘I would vote for you, if you had a penis,'” the book quotes Warren as saying. more here