For months I listened (and disagreed) while so many thinking friends said that Elizabeth Warren is sharp, respectable, cares deeply about justice for the middle class, but couldn’t beat Trump.
And then we saw her take down the $60-billion dollar man, Mike Bloomberg, in a NY-minute. Rarely has there been such a devastating bout on a political stage. Watch the one-minute segment below, and tell me that she wasn’t the ideal candidate to face Trump, the one-billion dollar blow-hard.
And what are we left with? Two tired old white guys, one of whom can’t remember what he did in the past (Joe Biden); and the other, Bernie Sanders, who is too polite to confront his old friend, Joe.
So, what was it that caused this failure on the part of American voters? — “unvarnished sexism” — according to Amanda Marcotti, of Salon.
In celebration of International Women’s Day, I wish we would all get real.
Excuses : https://www.npr.org/2020/03/07/812903782/why-progressives-chose-bernie-sanders-over-elizabeth-warren
Rage and sorrow : https://www.newyorker.com/news/campaign-chronicles/the-rage-and-sorrow-of-the-elizabeth-warren-supporter