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Ramesh Ponnuru

Can a Woman Win the Presidency? It’s a Good Question

Elizabeth Warren supporters are outraged about an alleged comment by Bernie Sanders. They shouldn’t be.



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Senator Elizabeth Warren says that in a private meeting in 2018, Senator Bernie Sanders told her that a woman couldn’t win the 2020 presidential election. He has denied saying it. I’ve got six questions.

Who’s telling the truth? Warren’s story is plausible. But she now has a long track record of fibs and tall tales. She denied that her children went to private school when one of them did. She misrepresented her ancestry. She said, ludicrously, that Democrats had warned her that no Democrat could win a Senate race in . . . Massachusetts. Between the two of them, I’d say Sanders is the more credible.