Liz Warren has opted to interrupt her non-aggression pact with Bernie Sanders with a full-on identity-politics stunt. Will it work?
In the runup to the ultimate debate, Warren’s advertising and marketing marketing campaign instructed reporters that in a December 2018 one-on-one, Sanders instructed her a girl couldn’t win the presidency. He denied it; she doubled down with an announcement repeating the allegation.
On stage Tuesday, everyone caught their tales — whereas debate host CNN dealt with her account due to the gospel reality. The night time ended with Liz refusing to shake Bernie’s hand as a keep mic caught her telling him, “I think you called me a liar on national TV.”
Yet he’s been cautious to not make that obvious value. Indeed, Sanders admitted he had talked about one factor about intercourse: “What I did say that night was that Donald Trump is a sexist, a racist and a liar who would weaponize whatever he could” went his assertion.
That’s nearly what Democrats have been saying for the ultimate 4 years. And even when Sanders’ exact remark went extra, it’s arduous to think about Warren’s feelings have been broken by anyone stating what she herself has talked about: Women face an uphill battle inside the working world.
Most important: The remark didn’t seem to hurt her friendship with Sanders . . . until she needed to take offense.
Warren, you see, is on observe to finish successfully behind Sanders inside the Iowa caucuses, which could pretty successfully doom her hopes for the nomination. It’s attacking, or go dwelling — due to this fact a gambit calculated to play successfully with a number of the Democratic base and the media.
If it actually works, it’s poetic justice for the left: This ugliness is the place id politics leads you — into silly squabbles faraway from a precise dialogue regarding the nation’s future, and even farther from what most voters care about.