Author Nancy L. Cohen talks presidential politics

Author Nancy L. Cohen talks presidential politics
Author Nancy L. Cohen spoke about her book "Breakthrough: The Making of America's First Woman President" on Sept. 27, 2016 in Pasadena.

Author Nancy L. Cohen spoke about her book “Breakthrough: The Making of America’s First Woman President” on Sept. 27, 2016 in Pasadena.

Author and political scholar Nancy L. Cohen Tuesday night gave her take on a national election that could lead to Hillary Clinton becoming the nation’s first woman president.

The talk by Cohen in support of her fourth book, “Breakthrough: The Making of America’s First Woman President”, was sponsored by Foothill Advocate and hosted by political expert Victor Griego and Foothill Advocate at Epic Spaces Co-Working in Pasadena.  

Cohen, a commissioner on the Los Angeles County Commission for Women and an elected executive board member of the Association of California Commissions for Women, said history has tailored the presidential election process to favor men, Clinton’s ascension is inevitable.

“This is a historic election. It’s when —  not if — Hillary Clinton wins,” Cohen said.

The author went on to praise Clinton’s “excellent ground game” and claimed that the former secretary of state is better qualified than Republican Donald Trump, whom she described as a “racist misogynist. “

“Democracy is at stake,,” she said. “Hillary Clinton is the only Democrat who could win this election.”

When asked about Clinton’s performance in Monday’s first presidential debate, Cohen said the former first lady did well.

“It showed her being Presidential, “ Cohen said.  “It was striking to me that it was the man who lost control of his emotions – not the woman.”

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