Wright Op-Ed in The Hill: Sexism affects voting and puts Joe Biden in bind for his vice president

Wednesday, Jul 15, 2020

Lauren Wright discusses and issues some warnings about Biden's choice of running mate in the "profoundly gendered" political landscape in her op-ed in The Hill: Sexism affects voting and puts Joe Biden in bind for his vice president.

Given our track record in this country of holding female politicians to unfair double standards, Biden might have made the task of defeating Trump even tougher by doing what many Democrats consider to be the right thing in promising to select a woman as his running mate.

Lauren A. Wright is Associate Research Scholar and Lecturer in Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University at Princeton University,  where she teaches courses on The Presidency and Executive Power, Women and Politics, and Political Communication, and she is a CSDP faculty associate.She is the author of “On Behalf of the President” and “Star Power.”  Star Power: American Democracy in the Age of the Celebrity Candidate (Routledge 2019) identifies and measures the attributes of celebrities that make them well-equipped to win campaigns and yet poorly prepared to govern effectively. Wright is a frequent guest political analyst and has appeared on CNN, C-SPAN, Fox News, and MSNBC. Follow her on Twitter @DrLaurenAWright.