Is there a lesson about women candidates in Linda McMahon’s loss?
Is there a lesson about women candidates in Linda McMahon’s loss? If there is, it’s that “odd-duck female candidates make women voters as nervous as wacky men do,” says Emily Bazelon in Slate. Bazelon notes that women voters were overwhelmingly against McMahon in pre-election polls, surmising that McMahon’s WWE background is the cause. And despite some high-profile–not to mention high-priced–campaigns featuring women candidates, their numbers are relatively low overall.