Warren drops out of presidential race, makes no endorsement yet
Ø On Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced that she is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race.
Ø Warren’s decision to opt out came after she failed to win even her home state in Super Tuesday.
Ø Warren has not made any endorsement for now. Warren said that she needs more time to make a decision.
Ø A point to note is that every other candidate that opted out of the presidential race has made an endorsement. On Wednesday, Mike Bloomberg dropped out of the race and endorsed Biden. Prior to this, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar dropped out.
Ø While announcing her decision, Warren also noted that the presidential field is now male-dominated (except for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard). She also addressed "sexism" in the race, and promised to talk more about it later. In a tweet later, she thanked her supporters.
Ø Both Biden and Sanders praised Warren in a tweet, but the first tweet came from Biden. “Her work in Washington, in Massachusetts, and on the campaign trail has made a real difference in people's lives. We needed her voice in this race, and we need her continued work in the Senate," read a tweet from Biden.
Ø According to some reports, Warren and Sanders spoke twice in the past two days – once on Wednesday and on Thursday. Warren and Biden, on the other hand, had a call on Wednesday. There are no details on the content of the conversation.
The takeaway of Warren’s departure won’t ever be fully understood if we shrug and agree with the modal analysis: Warren’s departure as a matter of gender, as a matter of white men once again.
Warren’s departure is, moreso, symptomatic of our nation’s present crisis of polarization and dysfunction. Warren’s departure is also no matter of ultimate defeat. Over the course of her campaign she has played a crucial role as the antagonist of the truths none of her peers dare spoke.
It would be silly to discount her by pointing to the Pocahantian fiction that won’t drift from her identity in the public eye. But why is this such a big talking point, in regards to her validity as a presidential candidate? Lies and the political stage are like olive oil and balsamic vinegar. When the two mix it isn’t an instantaneous reaction. The two liquids are together, yet separate, but create a familiar and pleasant flavor good with salad or bread.
Meaning, they complement each other. Trump is objectively a dishonest man. And I am confident in saying politicians on all ends of the spectrum are dishonest too. Words be as they may, taken by some with a grain of salt, by others as truth. Elizabeth used those opportunities to speak to nail down objectives in those narrow windows of time her voice was loud and clear. She didn’t even need to pour any gasoline before torching Bloomberg’s entire campaign, for one.
But were we going to elect an antagonist? Of course not. Evident by Odysseus’ canonization in society, and a never-ending onslaught of Marvel theater releases is that we love a hero. Yes, we love the antagonist too, but there’s always going to be a larger fanbase for the protagonist. Right now, Trump is comfortable as his own hero, though I am afraid Bernie nor Biden can do enough to turn him into the common enemy. I hope Warren is added to the nominee’s ticket as VP—she has built an incredible career and a unique role to play in today’s political climate.
One-thousand five-hundred and sixty-seven candidates down, two to go
Elizabeth Warren, or “Pocahontas” as President Trump has affectionately referred to her, officially dropped out of the presidential race on Thursday. Speaking in front of her Cambridge, Massachusetts home, Warren announced she was ending her campaign…and then played the gender card. “All those little girls who are going to have to wait four more years,” Warren said, “that’s going to be hard.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chimed in saying that she thought there was a “certain element of misogyny.” Well, sorry to break it to you, libs, but the idea that Elizabeth Warren was ousted because of her gender is a load of garbage. America is not a sexist country.
Arguably the second most powerful person in America is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a woman.
Does anyone remember less than four years ago when Hillary Clinton (a woman) nearly won the presidency and did win the popular vote?
There is a larger percentage of women in Congress now than ever before.
The fact of the matter is, Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign did not fail because she was a woman. It failed because she was an unlikable candidate. A CNN/UNH Center Survey poll from last July found that a mere four percent of respondents found Warren likable. In addition to her unlikable personality, voters bristled at her constant flip-flopping on policy and incessant lying. Are you for “Medicare for All” or not, Warren?
Elizabeth Warren is a liquid politician. In a square glass, she’s square. In a round glass, she’s round. No glass and she’s everywhere.
Americans as a whole are not prejudice against any certain race or gender, but we are prejudice against bad and weak presidential candidates. That’s the message Elizabeth Warren should have take to the American people on Thursday: I failed as a candidate. Quit groveling and trying to make America appear as something it’s not.
Then again, perhaps we should feel bad for Warren. This is now the second time she has had to leave a “race.” Wink, wink.
On the debate stage, Elizabeth Warren has very few equals as the Primary debates have shown. I do agree that it was less about her gender than it was her overall political appeal. But we can't entirely discount the gender card, as electoral history hasn't been kind to women top ticket candidates, and none have gotten to the top or second-to-the-top executive position.
Geraldine Ferraro who ran beside Walter Mondale in the 1984 Presidential election lost in a landslide against Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush. Sarah Palin running beside John McCain lost to Barack Obama and Joe Biden in 2008. Over thirty other women ran as Vice President since Victoria Woodhull was Frederick Douglass' running mate in 1872. None of them won. There have been thirteen women in the Presidential primaries (including Warren) since 1964, starting with Fay T. Carpenter Swain, but only Hillary Clinton won any of them before losing in the General Election thanks to an Electoral College defeat.
It's clear that women, through the course of history, seem to need more to prove than men when it comes to leadership positions. Hillary Clinton rode the coattails of her impressive political resume, aside from the fact she was once First Lady. Elizabeth Warren's bio is exceptional. The problem was she was attempting to "out-socialist" Bernie Sanders, and that didn't work out too well for her, on top of the fact that women seem to need to impress more than men do to get the same results.