The Top 5 Warren Campaign Fails
The Top 5 Warren Campaign Fails
Looking back on 2019, it’s impossible to quantify all the craziness that has come as a result of the Democrats jump-starting their primary season so early. So over the next few days, we’re going to look back on the campaign fails that really show off the weakness of the front-runners.
Today, Elizabeth Warren is taking her turn in the spotlight, as we look back on her (up to this point) Top 5 Campaign Fails.
1) “Beer me!”
It feels like a lifetime ago, but Warren actually declared her candidacy on February 9th. But a month before that, she had tried to appear “normal” as she did her own Instagram livestream in her kitchen, and tried to prove that she was down with the fellow kids with their fancy social media and their beer-drinking. It was a completely cringeworthy moment.
2) The 1/1024th Problem
Warren was in deep trouble from the very start of her campaign, as her claims of Native American ancestry had been completely debunked by that point, and she had just been hit with the revelation that she had claimed Native status on her state bar of Texas registration card. But that never fazed Liz, though she did attempt to eat some crow in front of Native tribes back in August. However, while she (and the media) have fully conceded that Warren is a very, very, VERY white woman, the angst among the Native American community has not faded away. Warren’s “apology” was more a concession to the truth, rather than an actual expression of contrition. Warren is still continuing to have to appeal to tribal leaders, hoping to gain some kind of support – or to at least avoid their complete condemnation as a fraud.
3) Medicare For All – the devil is in the details
Free medical care for everyone sounds great! Until you run out of other people’s money, of course. Warren’s problem from day one of announcing her Medicare For All plan is that she simply can’t pay for it – and it really was the moment when her star began to decline among rank-and-file Democrats. The details have never added up. But that’s okay, says Warren – all those pesky economists who want to math all the things are just wrong!
Moderator: “How do you answer top economists who say [your] taxes would stifle growth and investment?”
(Famed economist?) Sen. Warren: “Oh, they're just wrong!” pic.twitter.com/b9Ulcs24A6
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) December 20, 2019
Head Chieftain Warren has deemed all the math wrong! She promises no math! Two cents will cover it all, with a little help from the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus, I guess.
This wasn’t so much a single fail, as it was a collection of a lot of fails put together. It’s not just her lies about her racial background. Warren has been constantly caught in stretching the truth to make it “her” truth. And she cannot be shamed out of doing it.
5) Wine Cave Karma
Oh, Warren really thought she had Pete Buttigieg in this moment from the latest Democrat debate.
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) December 20, 2019
Until Buttigieg came right back at her with the smackdown that Warren has been deserving for a long time over her own wealth and fundraising tactics before her presidential campaign run. And the Warren campaign just released a fundraising plea. Apparently, you can only turn away billionaire money for so long before you have to go begging. And make no mistake, she IS begging.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign told supporters in an email on Friday that, so far, it has raised just over $17 million in the fourth quarter, a significant drop from her fundraising haul during the third quarter.”
The memo asks backers to step up giving to the campaign.”
“So far this quarter, we’ve raised a little over $17 million. That’s a good chunk behind where we were at this time last quarter,” it says.”
Warren finished the third quarter bringing in $24.6 million, which was much more than most of the other Democratic primary contenders, including former Vice President Joe Biden and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Sen. Bernie Sanders – who, like Warren, shuns big-money fundraisers – led the field with more than $25 million during the third quarter.”
If the $17 million total stands that would represent a 30% drop from the previous quarter. The current quarter ends in four days.”
Running out of money to fund her campaign would be a sweet, sweet karmic moment.
Did we miss any of Warren’s best fails from 2019? Let us know in the comments if we missed your favorite fail from Warren’s campaign this year. I’m sure that 2020 will bring us some new and wonderful entries very soon.
Featured image: original Victory Girls art by Darleen Click