We are a year and a half away from the 2000 Presidential election and the media has already crowned the Democratic and Republican candidates. You guessed it — two old white men. After Trump’s win in 2016 the media begrudgingly admitted they may have played a part in his win given the nonstop free coverage Trump received.
Well the media is at it again. Smart, experienced, women are seeking the Democratic nomination. Can you name them? Have you seen any TV coverage of their campaigns (excluding the negative coverage regarding Klobuchar’s bad temper) or their policies? Yet for months Joe Biden is leading in the polls even though he wasn’t running. Why was Joe Biden even included as a choice in the polls if he wasn’t a candidate? Logic doesn’t seem to matter when you are in a 24-hour news cycle that is obsessed with Biden. Now he’s in the race and the coverage is nonstop! This is pure subliminal manipulation, whether at the hands of the pollsters or the media.
Don’t get me wrong, I like Joe Biden, but I’d like to see Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris get the same amount of press coverage. After the 2018 midterm, when a record number of women ran and won, I thought society had finally changed. But until networks, publications and polling organizations are run by women, our only choice, as usual, will be between two old white men.