Copps weighs in on Clinton's uphill battle
Yesterday, I noted that Hillary Clinton is not the first woman -- or last, probably -- to keep fighting on in a political race with the odds stacked against her. I noted that it happened in 2003 with Sheila Copps and again in 2006, with Martha Hall-Findlay.
Copps graciously has offered some thoughts on the subject. Here they are, verbatim:
I think the issue is much deeper, not to diminish the last woman standing angle. Why is Hillary even in this position? She has received incredibly biased coverage because let's face it: For all of our claims to a lock on democracy we in North America have difficulty with women in leadership roles. Sexism is still unfortunately rampant. Hence most political watchers don't understand the significance of a Hillary loss to the continuing disillusionment of political women.