For John, BLUF: Senator E Warren, sort of like Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has made it her job to tell us less breeds how to live our lives. I am glad she is out of the running for the Democratic nomination. She is out, isn't she? Nothing to see here; just move along.
From Legal Insurrection, by Professor William A. Jacobson, 6 March 2020.
Here is the lede plus five:
“When tracking the reasons Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential bid fell short, don’t forget the conservative law professor in Ithaca, New York, who wouldn’t let the world forget that the Massachusetts Democrat for years had identified herself as an American Indian.”Here is the Sentor Warren Wiki mentioned in the article.
Elizabeth Warren has suspended her campaign for president. She’s not going away, though, she’s obviously maneuvering for something behind the scenes, hence her unwillingness to endorse either Bernie or Biden at this time.
What does she want? It could be a V.P. slot, but Bernie or Biden would be out of their minds to do that.
Bernie doesn’t need to prove his far-left bona fides by adding Warren to the ticket, and two leftists from New England on a ticket would be a disaster. Biden also doesn’t gain anything from adding Warren, as she would be an unhelpful distraction. ‘Sleepy Joe’ has enough issues without bringing Warren’s Native American and other problems to the ticket.
Warren may be doing what she did in 2015-2016, when she used the threat of her challenging Hillary to try to extract concessions from Hillary, including getting Warren’s people in key places in a future Hillary administration. Or perhaps Warren wants a senior cabinet position in the Biden/Bernie administration, a position where she would control much of the economy and try to implement her delusional economic plans without having to be elected.
Czarina Warren has a certain ring to it.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff