Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
None of this makes any sense.
Elizabeth Warren took the stage shortly after it was clear she was staring at a 4th place finish in New Hampshire. This was another disappointing effort in a state that should of been one of her best results. Instead, it was single digits and likely the death knell of her campaign.
But after hearing her speech, I’m completely confused. For posterity, here’s the full thing.
The way the speech starts, I thought she was about to drop out. She talks about the divisions in the primary, the attacking going on between campaigns, and how that kind of division is not what they need to defeat Donald Trump. She bemoans candidates who don’t put party over self and think “only you are the solution to all our problems” while costing the party just to be the last person standing.
Who does it sound like she’s describing? That sounds a lot like a candidate who just finished 4th in New Hampshire and 3rd in Iowa with no path forward.
Warren continues by saying they need a nominee who can pull together the broadest coalition of their party and not squander “our collective power.” She also said “we win when we come together.” Again, that sounds an awful lot she’s saying it’s time for the weak finishers to get out of the way and she’s one of those weak finishers. The critiques in her speech were a dead ringer for herself. Someone running a vanity campaign with no chance who’s still splitting the vote and leading the party toward ruin.
Yet, apparently holding no self-awareness at all, Warren suddenly blurts out that it’s her campaign that will unite everyone and goes into her stump speech. Wait, what?
To be honest, I have no idea what she’s doing. She isn’t competitive in Nevada by all accounts and she’s nowhere near competitive in South Carolina. There’s no reason to believe she can defeat Sanders in the liberal states on Super Tuesday, nor Klobuchar/Bloomberg in the moderate southern states. There’s no strategy here. It’s just pure ego and delusion.
Here’s Trump’s typically hilarious comment on the matter.
Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to as Pocahontas, is having a really bad night. I think she is sending signals that she wants out. Calling for unity is her way of getting there, going home, and having a “nice cold beer” with her husband!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2020
I don’t feel sorry for Warren, as she deserves every bit of her current collapse, but it’s still a little sad to see someone flailing about like this. The Democrat establishment needs to pull her aside and say enough is enough.