If you look at the data and based on all of my experience, every issue is a women’s issue. Women care about all the issues that impact this nation, that impact them, that impact their families. I find it personally insulting as a woman that the Democratic Party talks about women’s issues. Every issue’s a women’s issue. Women care about the economy. They care about jobs. They care about health care. They care about immigration, national security, education, every issue is a woman’s issue. There’s no doubt.
I think that if Hillary Clinton were to face a female nominee, there are a whole set of things that she won’t be able to talk about. She won’t be able to talk about being the first woman president. She won’t be able to talk about a war on women without being challenged. She won’t be able to play the gender card. And so what she will have to run on is her track record, her accomplishments, her candor and trustworthiness and her policies. And I think that’s what elections should be run on. Not identity politics. Not what you look like, but who you are and what you believe and what you’ve done and what you will do.