Elizabeth Warren was the ideal candidate, but there was only one problem… she was a woman
The problem was not, as with Hillary, “a” woman. The problem was “that” woman.
Mitt Romney was a highly successful, very well qualified, man. The problem was “that” man, not “a” man. If you prefer politics as your qualification the same applies to Al Gore.
And, as has been said recently (Samizdata I think?), I’d still offer odds on the first female POTUS being a Republican.