Is prospect of first female president energizing women?

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- History will be made on Nov. 8 when Donald Trump will become the oldest president or Hillary Clinton will become the first female president.

But is the idea of the first female president energizing women like the prospect of the first black president energized African-Americans in 2008?

Millicent Young thinks so. Young was born 93 years ago, back when women could barely vote.

"I feel fine. I just voted for Hillary," Young said as she put her ballot in a drop box in Colorado Springs on Thursday.

When asked why he took so long for a woman to be so close to the presidency, Young said "It takes a while for people to adjust to the idea of it."

But other women disagree, arguing Clinton hasn't rallied women as much as suspected because of her past.

"Clinton has too much baggage," said Martha Maxwell, an 80-year-old Trump supporter from northern Colorado.

Maxwell argued that in 2016 it is patronizing to think women would vote for Clinton simply because she is a woman.

"We don't think the same," Maxwell said.

Young agreed with that point, believing Clinton is her choice because of her experience first and foremost.

"If we didn't have someone who was qualified running I wouldn't even encourage it," Young said.

Clinton leads among women in recent polling by double digits, something she needs to accomplish in order to counter Trump's lead among men.