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Warren leaves the field, now it’s Biden versus Sanders

by | Mar 5, 2020

By Dave Andrusko

Pro-Senator Elizabeth Warren’s departure today from the ever-shrinking field of Democrat candidates running for president began reverberating instantly. Exiting the race not only meant (to quote the Los Angeles Times) that “Ashley Judd, Patton Oswalt, Rosanna Arquette and more Hollywood stars took to Twitter Thursday morning to bid farewell to their preferred presidential candidate,” it also means the choice truly now is down to former Vice President Joe Biden and Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders, both (of course) abortion extremists.

So in a sense, even though there are 352 delegates up for grabs in next Tuesday’s contests in Michigan , Mississippi, Missouri, Washington state, Idaho and North Dakota, it is like an undercard at a title fight. The battle royale between two men with hair-trigger tempers whose first response to even the mildest challenge is to shout even louder, will take place March 15 in Phoenix. Their debate promises to be epic.

What happened to Sen. Warren? There are countless interpretations, beginning with the default explanation—sexism/double standards — extending through statements she made that were either patently untrue or impossible to defend to her amazing charge that Sanders had told Warren privately in 2018 that a woman could not be elected president to the most obvious: she and Sanders were (not exclusively but largely) competing for the same intraparty constituency.

The immediate question is whom she will endorse: Sanders or Biden.

That will be fascinating.

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