Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin and what it takes for a woman to win
A timeline of key events in women's political history in the United States.
Read the full discussion with Anne
What do you think creates the kind of psychological resiliency female candidates need to have (and that arguably Hillary has and Palin lacks...)?” -- Charlottesville, Va.
Several women are running for elected office in the upcoming elections.
About the author
Anne Kornblut is a White House correspondent for The Washington Post. She has covered three presidential campaigns - 2000, 2004 and 2008 -- most recently covering Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
About the book
"Notes from the Cracked Ceiling: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin and What It Will Take for a Woman to Win," explores the historic role women played in the 2008 campaign -- and the reasons the two female candidates lost. Featuring exclusive interviews, the book also looks at the examples of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.