There Can Only Be One

The New York Times published an article last night that poses the question: is a two-woman presidential ticket feasible? But the article’s title and byline (pictured below) tell a different story. They imply that Clinton’s potential candidacy “blocks the path for other women.”

NYTimes Article Title and caption

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) was quoted as saying, “I am not sure it’s wise [to have two women on a presidential ticket]. You want a ticket that represents men and women.”

Why do we assume there is a “cap” in America when it comes to female politicians? Why would Clinton’s run necessarily obstruct other women? Since we have elected two men to represent us since the first presidential race in 1789, why not two women?