Like Kenny Rogers said it best, “you gotta know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em. Know when to walk away, know when to run.”
Time for Warren to run.
At this point, it’s been memo after memo of “what we can do to fix it.” And so far, there’s no fixing in site. Sure, Warren can fire up a few anti-Trumpers, but she doesn’t have what it takes to go the distance.
Warren relied on lies every step of the way. Whether she faked her heritage, or embellished her story, Warren’s never stood on truth. Donald Trump might piss people off, but he’s truthful. What you see is what you get. Which is why he wins over leftists on a daily basis.
Thus, Warren finally faced the facts. She’ll never beat Trump. All she will do is become a bigger and bigger fool each time the president tweets her name.
So selfish for Elizabeth Warren to stay in the race. She has Zero chance of even coming close to winning, but hurts Bernie badly. So much for their wonderful liberal friendship. Will he ever speak to her again? She cost him Massachusetts (and came in third), he shouldn’t!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2020
Warren made her exit official the same week we said goodbye to several other high profile democrat candidates.
As Fox Business states:
Elizabeth Warren, facing mounting pressure from the progressive flank of the Democratic Party, ended her presidential campaign on Thursday, according to the New York Times, after a dismal Super Tuesday performance in which she placed no higher than third in 14 nomination contests, including in her home state, Massachusetts.
The decision comes as the primary field, which once featured two dozen candidates, has winnowed down to a two-man race between Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, 78, and former Vice President Joe Biden, 77. It’s unclear whether Warren intends to endorse either candidate, both of whom have spoken with Warren since Super Tuesday ended.
It also follows similar moves by Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Mike Bloomberg, who exited the race earlier this week and rallied behind Biden, creating a formidable moderate opponent who can compete against Sanders and his grassroots juggernaut.
Delegates at Stake
Some believe Warren dropped too soon, while others agree with the President. She was in it far too long.
Critics have openly worried that Warren’s presence in the race has cannibalized support for Sanders and have pushed her to drop out before a new round of contests over the next two Tuesdays, when 10 more states will vote and award an additional 900 delegates.
The announcement ends a year of campaigning for the Massachusetts senator, who branded herself as a progressive fighter with a slew of plans to fix a broken and corrupt system.
Although her polling numbers began to climb over the summer and into the fall — at one point Warren emerged as a frontrunner amid a pack of two dozen contenders, despite shying away from direct attacks with rivals during debates — she faced scrutiny from all sides over her vagueness on how she would pay for Medicare-for-all. She responded by outlining a detailed plan at the beginning of November outlining how she would fund the sprawling, $20.5 trillion proposal.
But when Warren began to fade in polls, she released a single-system transition-plan, sowing doubts about her dedication to universal health care among some progressives, who shifted their support to Sanders.
Although she continued to erode in the polls and ultimately never placed higher than third place in a nominating contest, including a stunning loss of her own home state, Massachusetts, to Biden, Warren effectively demolished Bloomberg’s presidential hopes during the ninth debate in Las Vegas.
Misery Loves Company
Warren might be willing to bow out, but she certainly wasn’t leaving alone.
Warren delivered a scathing takedown of the 78-year-old billionaire, who spent more than $500 million on his nascent campaign, in his first debate appearance — which many credited to effectively driving the centrist out of the election.
“I’d like to talk about who we’re running against: a billionaire who calls women ‘fat broads’ and ‘horse-faced lesbians,'” she said at the time. “And no, I’m not talking about Donald Trump, I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.”
Of course, Bloomberg quit just one day ahead of Warren. If she gets to claim one victory, I suppose she rid us of “mini Mike.”
Perhaps Warren should just take a break from politics. She can kick back, drink a beer, and post in on Instagram instead.