And then there were two.
Courtesy of NYT:
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts plans to drop out of the presidential race on Thursday and will inform her staff of her plans later this morning, according to a person close to her, ending a run defined by an avalanche of policy plans that aimed to pull the Democratic Party to the left and appealed to enough voters to make her briefly a front-runner last fall.
Ms. Warren ultimately proved unable to translate excitement from elite progressives into backing from the party’s more working-class and diverse base. Though her support had eroded by Super Tuesday, in her final weeks as a candidate she effectively drove the centrist billionaire, former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, out of the race with debate performances that flashed her evident skills and political potential.
She entered the race railing against the corrosive power of big money, and one long-term consequence of her campaign is that Ms. Warren demonstrated that someone other than Senator Bernie Sanders, and his intensely loyal small-dollar donors, could fund a credible presidential campaign without holding fund-raisers.
Her potential endorsement is highly sought after in the race and both Mr. Sanders and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. have spoken with Ms. Warren since Super Tuesday, when the end of her campaign appeared imminent.
I think that Warren’s potential endorsement woud be the most sought after one in the whole campaign cycle.
I mean Klobuchar, O’Rourke, and Buttigieg are nice and all, but Warren has an extremeley dedicated following who would be huge boost to either of the two remaining campaigns.
And I have to say that I am not at all sure which way she will go. Or if she will even endorse at all.
In 2016 Warren waited until Hillary had earned the nomination before weiging in, and she might go the same route this time.
And for those who are positive that she will go with Bernie, keep in mind that kerfuffle on the debate stage over whether of not Sanders told her that a woman could never win the presidency.
That kind of thing leaves a mark.
If I had my way I would want her to endorse Joe Biden and then have him choose her as his running mate.
Then, in my political fantasy, Biden would only choose to serve one term and Warren would win in 2024.
I especailly like that scenario because then finally I would finally get the person in office who I have always believed would do the best job.
Well, anyhow, the only thing we know for certain right now is that Elizabeth Warren will not be heading to the White House this time around.