Watch more TV to understand the backlash against the women in the running for vice president
No. But the stories we tell ourselves on screen have taught us that women who actually want to be president can’t be trusted. That might be why people like Ambassador Susan Rice, who’s never run for office, and Congresswoman Karen Bass, who said she doesn’t want to run for president, landed on Biden’s short list to favorable coverage.
“At every step in her political career,” The New York Times wrote of Bass, “the California congresswoman had to be coaxed to run for a higher office. Now she’s a top contender to be Joe Biden’s running mate.”
Men who run for president typically have to demonstrate the requisite desire – the so-called “fire in the belly.”
Bizarrely, women are supposed to act like they don’t even want it.