Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Sunday that being a woman makes her a political outsider, as polls indicated that Americans in the 2016 election cycle were holding favourable opinions about candidates with outsider status.
“In politics this year, it looks like everyone wants an outsider. Now that puts you in a fix,” CBS host John Dickerson told Clinton during an interview on “Face the Nation”.
“I cannot imagine anyone would be more of an outsider than the first woman president,” Clinton said.
“All of these mothers and fathers bring me the place mats with all the presidents, and they bring their daughters, and they say, my daughter has a question for you,” she said.
“And then the daughter says, ‘how come there are no girls on this place mat?’ So, I think that is a pretty big, unconventional choice.”
When reminded by Dickerson that when it came to voters’ definition of an “outsider”, it means candidates with no records of holding public office, Clinton cast doubts on such candidates’ qualification as president.
“Do we want people who have never been elected to anything, who have no political experience, who have never made any hard choices in the public arena?” Clinton argued.
“Voters are going to have to decide that.” — Xinhua.