Elizabeth Warren considers dropping out of presidential race

  
Via:  tig  •  one month ago  •  60 comments

By:   Emily Jacobs

Elizabeth Warren considers dropping out of presidential race
Elizabeth is talking to her team to assess the path forward ...

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Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren is deciding whether or not to remain in the 2020 presidential race.

“Elizabeth is talking to her team to assess the path forward,” an aide to Warren’s campaign told The Post on condition of anonymity.

In an email sent to Warren’s entire campaign staff Wednesday, campaign manager Roger Lau wrote that the Massachusetts progressive was “going to take time right now to think through the right way to continue this fight,”  according to NBC News , which obtained the email.

“This decision is in [Elizabeth’s] hands, and it’s important that she has the time and space to consider what comes next,” Lau’s email read.

Lau acknowledged the campaign’s  disappointing performance in Super Tuesday  contests, which included a devastating third-place finish in her home state of Massachusetts.

“We fell well short of viability goals and projections, and we are disappointed in the results,” he wrote.

Warren also performed poorly in her native home of Oklahoma, where she came in a distant fourth, and failed to reach the 15 percent threshold required to collect delegates in nine of the 14 states.

The results are a stark contrast to the campaign’s  projected Super Tuesday numbers . Lau wrote in a campaign memo last month that the team expected Warren to pick up delegates in all but one state during the major day of primary contests.

“Warren is poised to finish in the top two in over half of Super Tuesday states (eight of 14), in the top three in all of them, and is on pace to pick up at-large statewide delegates in all but one,” he wrote at the time.

The progressive senator appeared so confident about her standing heading into this week that she refused to refer to her home state of Massachusetts as a “must-win” when  speaking to a Washington Post reporter  Saturday.


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TᵢG
1  seeder  TᵢG    one month ago

This pretty much means she is going to drop out.

Unless she is irrational or narcissistic (which is a possibility).

 
 
 
Tacos!
1.1  Tacos!  replied to  TᵢG @1    one month ago
Unless she is irrational or narcissistic (which is a possibility).

You know you're unpopular when you come in third in your own state. 

And you know someone is hopelessly narcissistic if they don't see that as a problem.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
1.1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Tacos! @1.1    one month ago

It is now down to a knock down drawn out slug fest between Biden and Sanders. My money's on Biden for the nomination.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.1.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @1.1.1    one month ago

If she drops out her base will go to Sanders, so personally I hope she doesn't.

 
 
 
evilgenius
2  evilgenius    one month ago

I was so surprised with the reported results this morning. Especially MN and MA. I'm too busy today at work to pay attention to most of what's going on, but things did not turn out like I thought they would. Warren dropping from the race would be a smart play on her part. There's no mathematical path for her.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @2    one month ago
There's no mathematical path for her.

Even if she doubled or tripled her numbers she still could not come close to either of the two front runners.

 
 
 
CB
3  CB     one month ago

Yes, the dark clouds are closing in and the wind is beginning to whip up across the long plains facing Elizabeth. All the other contestants are sheltering in place now; well Elizabeth? Tulsi? Y'all ready to call it a 'day.'? We got a comfy blanket, rolls and hot chocolate here waiting. . . .

 
 
 
Tacos!
4  Tacos!    one month ago

I would guess that right now, she's working on a strategy to get the most out of this campaign that she can. Maybe she thinks she can work a deal to be VP or get a cabinet position or something.

 
 
 
evilgenius
4.1  evilgenius  replied to  Tacos! @4    one month ago

I don't think Biden would select her for VP. Perhaps a cabinet spot, but that would depend on how well the Senate races go. It's going to be tight for both parties down ticket.

 
 
 
Tacos!
4.1.1  Tacos!  replied to  evilgenius @4.1    one month ago
I don't think Biden would select her for VP.

I really don't either. I think Biden will be looking for a VP that can flip a state for him, like Florida or Ohio.

 
 
 
evilgenius
4.1.2  evilgenius  replied to  Tacos! @4.1.1    one month ago

Perhaps, you could be correct. Her not getting past the 15% threshold in many of the Super Tuesday states doesn't look promising though.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
5  Ed-NavDoc    one month ago

If Warren had not immediately gone for the jugular of her opponents from the get go and spent less time patting herself on the back for her alleged accomplishments, she might have stood a better chance. Instead, she just turned a lot of potential voters off with her attitude.

 
 
 
Kathleen
5.1  Kathleen  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5    one month ago

Agreed, she really turned off a lot people. I never cared for her anyway, but she completely blew it with how she conducted herself.

 
 
 
Ender
5.2  Ender  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5    one month ago

She turned me off when she did nothing but attack others.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
5.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @5.2    one month ago
She turned me off when she did nothing but attack others.

Same here. She did little to support her own stand on policies and important issues, preferring to be over aggressive in her unnecessary attacks on everyone else. And got all lathered up when it came back at her.

To me, she was just another Trump who loves to dish it out, but, can't take it. And her pandering was really disgusting.

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.3  Sparty On  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @5    one month ago

Typical academia type, thinking they are better than everyone else, talking down their nose at everyone who is not of like mind.

She was done before she started.

 
 
 
CB
5.3.1  CB   replied to  Sparty On @5.3    one month ago

Well that could be any haughty person, including some republicans and conservatives!

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.3.2  Sparty On  replied to  CB @5.3.1    one month ago

Haughty ..... thats a good description of Warren.  

Thx!

 
 
 
CB
5.3.3  CB   replied to  Sparty On @5.3.2    one month ago
haughty. . . including some republicans and conservatives!

You see what you want and nothing much other? That's interesting. I'll call it "Selecto-vision."

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.3.4  Sparty On  replied to  CB @5.3.3    one month ago

Lol ... c'mon man .... i never said no conservative were "haughty" as well.   Just that it was great description of Warren.  

If you want to discuss potentially "haughty" conservatives perhaps you can start a new article regarding the same.

 
 
 
CB
5.3.5  CB   replied to  Sparty On @5.3.4    one month ago

Moi, is good! Thank you for the suggestion, nevertheless!

 
 
 
Sparty On
5.3.6  Sparty On  replied to  CB @5.3.5    one month ago
Moi, is good!

Bien pour vous!

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
6  Sean Treacy    one month ago

Beyond her problems with the truth (her heritage, private schooling her kids, being fired for being pregnant), Warren and others like Harris and Booker misread the mood of the electorate. She pandered to the twitterverse and MSM, and did really well with those gatekeepers.  I've seen a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth from the blue checkmarks on twitter who just can't believe Warren got crushed in the primaries.  But twitter is not reality, and as a study I saw last week demonstrates, twitterusers and journalists are far to the left of the center the American people as a whole, and the Democratic Party in particular.  With Sanders already having a devoted group of followers, there was no room for another far left quasi socialist. 

She won the twitter primary, but never seemed to realize that's not where the votes in the Democratic Party are. 

 
 
 
katrix
6.1  katrix  replied to  Sean Treacy @6    one month ago
Beyond her problems with the truth

True, it does seem like the Democratic voters are looking for someone honest to replace Trump.

Her main problem is that she's just too far left, and not nearly practical enough.

 
 
 
evilgenius
6.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  katrix @6.1    one month ago

A lot of exit polls said Democratic voters were looking at someone that could beat Trump was their #1 priority yesterday.

 
 
 
katrix
6.1.2  katrix  replied to  evilgenius @6.1.1    one month ago

That's certainly my number one focus. Even if I personally agreed with Warren or Sander's policies, I still wouldn't want either of them getting the nomination for that reason. I think that would just guarantee a Trump win.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
6.1.3  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  evilgenius @6.1.1    one month ago
A lot of exit polls said Democratic voters were looking at someone that could beat Trump was their #1 priority yesterday.

Yup. And with about 42% of voters being indies, they need that vote to win, and most of them are pretty centrist. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
7  JohnRussell    one month ago

Yeah, Elizabeth Warren has committed the great sin of wanting to make things better for the working class. 

Lets crucify her. 

Geez. 

People like her and Sanders are pathfinders. When some of their goals are achieved they will be remembered for paving the way. 

Someone has to. 

I really like Elizabeth Warren. I think she is a great American, and I am sure that history will be kind to her. 

 
 
 
1stwarrior
7.1  1stwarrior  replied to  JohnRussell @7    one month ago

This is how a Great American acts John???

384

 
 
 
Comrade Cameron
8  Comrade Cameron    one month ago

She declared herself a capitalist and then lied about just about everything. Capitalism is a losing position for someone espousing to be a progressive.

 
 
 
CB
8.1  CB   replied to  Comrade Cameron @8    one month ago

Uh-oh. Bernie Sanders does not wish billionaires to exist. So, if you are coming here to push a "down with billionaires" message. I ain't down with that progressive chant.

 
 
 
Comrade Cameron
8.1.1  Comrade Cameron  replied to  CB @8.1    one month ago

Ok boomer.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
8.1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  CB @8.1    one month ago

Going to be a billionaire one day, are ya CB? 

 
 
 
CB
8.1.3  CB   replied to  JohnRussell @8.1.2    one month ago

John, the sky is the limit! (Chuckles.)

"Keep hope alive!"

Someone in the back of the room shouted!

 
 
 
CB
8.1.4  CB   replied to  Comrade Cameron @8.1.1    one month ago

"Boomer?" Please elaborate.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
8.1.5  JohnRussell  replied to  CB @8.1.3    one month ago

Well, good luck, but it's probably not realistic. 

I dont think billionaires should be eliminated, but they should suffer a wealth tax. 

 
 
 
CB
8.1.6  CB   replied to  JohnRussell @8.1.5    one month ago

I don't disagree with an additional tax on billionaires. This is a far cry from Bernie Sanders daring to look at Bloomberg to his face and figuratively and literally behaving as though he was beholding 'varmin.' (Bloomberg is open to helping and has a history of trying to do what is right - even if not well-received. And just this evening on the news he says he has always been a democrat - he says he ran as a republican because of a lack of 'slots,' or words to that effect.)

 
 
 
Comrade Cameron
8.1.7  Comrade Cameron  replied to  JohnRussell @8.1.5    one month ago

It's a brave new world and there is no time left for half measures. You either support it or you don't. If you do support it and you have accepted that one's own selfishness is the greatest obstacle in the pursuit of equality it then becomes clear that we do not need millionaires or billionaires.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
8.1.8  JohnRussell  replied to  CB @8.1.6    one month ago

Bernie Sanders has a world view.  He thinks that the wealthy exploit everyone else, even if it is not all intentional on their part. Although I dont support him for president, he makes some good points. 

Do you think we will go until the end of time (or the end of the US) with the wealth gap ever increasing? 

How do you claw back some of that wealth back without taxation or legislation? 

Do you think billionaires will voluntarily lessen wealth inequality?

Not if you listen to Michael Bloomberg. 

 
 
 
CB
8.1.9  CB   replied to  JohnRussell @8.1.8    one month ago

I think Bernie makes some good points too. And for that matter, I daresay Donald Trump makes an occasional good point once in a while. However, when a man or woman tells another man or woman, 'you shall not pass "x"' then that is a cap on achievement. We ought not do that. Requiring wealthy people to pay more in taxation has been done before (World War II and prior history). Pretending that there will be no wealthy people in other parts of the world manipulating great personal wealth unrestrained simply because the United States chose to rid itself of those "pesky folks" will create its own delusion.

I feel confident in reading about our founding fathers that those men did not intend this country to fall under any extreme worldviews. Granted we have issues of workers and the poor masses to solve as a nation; but that can be done from the political center and compromise (Americans of all stripes working in concert for the good of the people.). It does not require this country to savage or scrap capitalism, in my opinion.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
8.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Comrade Cameron @8    one month ago

You can be a capitalist and a progressive.  That is what regulation is. 

 
 
 
Comrade Cameron
8.2.1  Comrade Cameron  replied to  JohnRussell @8.2    one month ago

Marx says in the Communist Manifesto, that individuals cannot be selfish at all in order for society to function properly. All must work their hardest in order to further their society and all earn the same wages even if they are a doctor, or a garbage man. Everyone has their place in society and stays in it as well as maintains the idea of no one being a higher class than others. 

If you are a capitalist you are no progressive, you are a selfish and dishonest individual who puts themselves and their needs above society as a whole. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
8.2.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Comrade Cameron @8.2.1    one month ago

So what are you? 

Which one of the candidates in this presidential election has advocated that garbagemen be paid the same as doctors?

By the way, fakery is not that difficult to spot. 

 
 
 
CB
8.2.3  CB   replied to  Comrade Cameron @8.2.1    one month ago

Are you what they call a "Bernie-Bro?" I am sure you will be honest—just because.

 
 
 
CB
8.2.4  CB   replied to  JohnRussell @8.2.2    one month ago

"Jinx." (Smile.)

 
 
 
Comrade Cameron
8.2.5  Comrade Cameron  replied to  CB @8.2.3    one month ago

The Bernie bro term is used to undermine people based on sexuality and it's highly offensive but not surprising. 

 
 
 
Comrade Cameron
8.2.6  Comrade Cameron  replied to  JohnRussell @8.2.2    one month ago

If that garbageman doesn't remove your trash you will likely get to see that doctor in time. Both provide a service that improves our health and community.

If you cannot see the equality it is not because it is not there.

 
 
 
CB
8.2.7  CB   replied to  Comrade Cameron @8.2.5    one month ago

It's meat and potatoes time: Is you is or ain't you what is referred to as a "Bernie-Bro?" No offense intended. Still let's get this straight and out in the open. Be honest, just because.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
8.2.8  JohnRussell  replied to  Comrade Cameron @8.2.6    one month ago

Which one of the candidates in this presidential election has advocated that garbagemen be paid the same as doctors?

So neither Sanders or Warren are pure enough socialists or communists, in your view, correct. Neither of them have called for garbagemen to be paid the same as doctors. 

 
 
 
katrix
8.2.9  katrix  replied to  Comrade Cameron @8.2.6    one month ago
If that garbageman doesn't remove your trash you will likely get to see that doctor in time. Both provide a service that improves our health and community. If you cannot see the equality it is not because it is not there.

The doctor spends lots of money and time getting an education, constantly has to keep up with new trends, starts out working incredibly hard hours, has to learn some very specialized skills - nah, I don't think the garbageman's job is worth the same salary as the doctor's.

 
 
 
Comrade Cameron
8.2.10  Comrade Cameron  replied to  katrix @8.2.9    one month ago

The self serving interests of the bourgeois class have done a great job convincing you that is the truth. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
8.2.11  Sparty On  replied to  Comrade Cameron @8.2.10    one month ago

Ah yes, the old dictatorship of the Proletariat .... good times .... good times .... that said .....

People don't realize how much they need things like garbage collectors until they are gone.   For anyone who has traveled extensively abroad to countries with less infrastructure you know it well.   Some really are garbage filled shit holes.

I like using Plumbers as an example as well.   Go a couple weeks without a shower, foraging for drinking water and disposing of your own bodily waste by hand.   That'll fix most opinions right there.

 
 
 
CB
8.2.12  CB   replied to  Sparty On @8.2.11    one month ago

In high school I got in trouble for giving this "joke" to a teacher. Funny thing is I liked and respected her, but she didn't return the favor. H A !

When The Body Was First Made, Who Was the Most Important

One day, all the parts of the body were talking about who was most important.

THE BRAIN SAID – “Since I control everything and do all the thinking, I am the most important therefore I should be boss.”

THE FEET SAID – “Since I carry him everywhere he wants to go and get him in position to do what the brain wants, I am the most important.”

THE EYES SAID – “Since I must look out for all of you and tell you where the danger lurks, I an the most important body part.”

THE HANDS SAID – “Since I do all the work and earn all the money to keep the rest of you going, I am the most important.”

Of course, everyone got into the arguments and the heart, lungs, and ears all say the same thing.

Finally, the asshole spoke up and pointed that he was the most important even though the others didn’t know it. All the other laughed and laughed to think of an asshole being boss.

The asshole decided to prove the point and refused to function. Blocked up tight.

Soon the brain was feverish, the eyes crossed and ached, the feet were too weak to walk, the hands hung limply at the sides, and the heart and lungs struggled to keep going.

All pleaded with the asshole to relent and agreed that the asshole was the most important and so it happened.

Moral Of The Story

The MORAL of the story is that the network is the most important thing. 

Source: Unknown. Credit: https://gregferro.com/joke-when-the-body-was-first-made-who-was-the-most-important/

 
 
 
TᵢG
8.2.13  seeder  TᵢG  replied to  Comrade Cameron @8.2.1    one month ago
and all earn the same wages even if they are a doctor, or a garbage man.

That is incorrect.

 
 
 
TᵢG
8.2.14  seeder  TᵢG  replied to  Comrade Cameron @8.2.10    one month ago

Okay, looks to me like we have a pretender.   

There is no special conspiracy to convince people that the specialized skills of a doctor are worth more than the low-marketable skills of a garbage worker.   There is no escaping basic economics:   rarity of supply and high demand translates into higher compensation - especially if the skill involved is one that is on the revenue side of the balance sheet.

 
 
 
Ender
8.2.15  Ender  replied to  Sparty On @8.2.11    one month ago

Some plumbers can make good money.

 
 
 
TᵢG
8.2.16  seeder  TᵢG  replied to  Ender @8.2.15    one month ago

You are correct.   It is a function of rarity of skill and demand.   Makes sense that the better skilled plumbers make more than those who just do the minimum to get by.

 
 
 
Sparty On
9  Sparty On    one month ago

Awwww now the squad will be all back together now ...... isn't that special!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
9.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Sparty On @9    one month ago

Huh?

 
 
 
Sparty On
9.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @9.1    one month ago

Pessley will likely be endorsing Sanders now that Warren is out.

 
 
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