She tried desperately to make it a slogan that stuck: “Warren
has a plan for that.” It didn’t stick, nor did it grow on or impress anyone. And
what she really needs more than anything else at this point is a plan on how to
get out of this race.
The comparisons to 2016 Republican embarrassment John Kasich
are growing. Neither demonstrated any ability to win the nomination, neither
were well liked by any significant number of party loyalists, and both proved
themselves to be uber-narcissists, clinging to their dead-end campaigns long
after far more qualified, capable, and legitimate contenders had gracefully exited.
While it’s true that Warren has yet to accomplish Kasich’s
humiliating feat of finishing fourth in a three-man race, at least he won his home state of
Ohio. Warren not only failed to win the state she represents in the U.S. Senate,
she came in third.
Acknowledging that she was trying to determine the best step
forward from here, her campaign adviser detailed the devastation visited upon her campaign by voters on Super Tuesday:
“We fell well short of viability goals and projections, and we are disappointed in the results,” he wrote…
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.
And yet, to coin another one of her favorite attention-getting
lines, “she persisted.” At the time she coined that phrase as a badge of honor,
it was following her refusal to follow Senate rules for decorum and dignity. Fellow
Democrats celebrated her little peacock strut at the time.
Few are celebrating this current strut that is preventing a
fair run-off between the two obvious contenders for this nomination – her fellow
socialist Bernie Sanders, and establishment favorite, former Vice President Joe
There have long been rumblings from entrenched Washington
types that Warren doesn’t have the greatest of reputations amongst her
colleagues – that she is usually focused on finding the camera, putting on a
show, and pretending that she has far more adoring fans than she really
Her continued presence in a presidential contest that has
left her behind is doing nothing to dispel that reputation.