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By Susan Estrich

It's not the year of the woman


This year began with women holding commanding leads in races to become the next mayor of America’s two largest cities, New York and Los Angeles.

It was “hers to lose,” the chattering class said of Wendy Greuel, former LA city controller and president pro tem of the Los Angeles City Council.

It was “hers to lose,” the chattering class said of Christine Quinn, speaker of the New York City Council.

And then they both lost.

No one is saying that they lost “because” of their gender.

But the reality that these two women — both experienced and talented enough to be leading in early...

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