I said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t know how she came to the conclusion that she’d gain more than she’d lose by leaking the “women can’t beat Trump” chat with Bernie to CNN. Especially knowing how vicious Berniebros can be in protecting their guy. There was no scenario in how this might play out that didn’t end with Sanders fans irate and vowing not to vote for her if she’s the nominee. Which, in theory, would be a price worth paying if the leak somehow catapulted Warren past him in the primaries. She can’t worry about Bernie voters boycotting next fall until she actually has the nomination in hand, after all.
But it’s hard to see how the sexism charge moves significant votes towards her in the primary. Has any identity-politics based appeal worked at any stage of this primary? What sort of voter who’s convinced that America needs to go full socialist with Bernie to save the country read about the “women can’t beat Trump” claim and decided, “Well, f*** it then”?