Inside story: The other woman

What if America elected a Democrat as its first female president in 2016 - and it wasn't Hillary Clinton?

24th August, 2014
Elizabeth Warren: the Massachusetts senator has emerged as an unlikely rival to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 race. Picture: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

What if America elected a Democrat as its first female president in 2016 – and it wasn’t Hillary Clinton? The prospect is not as outlandish as it might appear. Clinton is, for now, the runaway favourite to be the Democrats’ presidential nominee at the next election.

But that is in part a consequence of her name and her fame. Clinton has always left a sizeable swathe of American liberals cold. Elizabeth Warren, a...

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