Politico takes a look at the Democratic Senator from Massacuttes and the electability issue…
The piece points to Warren’s weakness in past races in her own state where she even lags behind Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination also…
Warren appeals mostly to higher education types , which is probably NOT enough to overtake Donald Trump in a general election people are afraid off….
As Elizabeth Warren climbs in the polls, Joe Biden’s Massachusetts allies are warning that her election history suggests she runs weakest among the types of voters Democrats need to win over to capture the White House.
While Warren won reelection easily in 2018, Biden’s backers point to her performance among independent and blue-collar voters as evidence she’ll fail to appeal to similar voters in the Rust Belt — just as Hillary Clinton did in 2016.
“The grave concern of many of us Democrats in Massachusetts is that in many of the counties where Sen. Warren underperforms, they are demographically and culturally similar to voters in key swing states,” said state Rep. John Rogers, who backs Biden.
“The tangible fear here,” Rogers said, “is that these Massachusetts counties are bellwethers for states like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio — key states that Democrats can’t afford to lose in the battle to beat President Trump.”
Warren’s critics have long assailed the former Harvard Law School professor for being too far liberal and too out-of-touch with blue-collar voters to beat Donald Trump, despite an economic message that speaks directly to many of their concerns. Electability, meanwhile, is the core of Biden’s argument for the nomination: his campaign frames him as the Democrat best positioned to defeat Trump.
Skeptics of Warren’s “electability” typically haven’t hailed from Massachusetts, where in 2018 she handily defeated Republican Geoff Diehl, who embraced Trump in a state where the president is wildly unpopular. Yet even in victory — which she achieved without buying any television ads — Warren’s 60 percent to 36 percent winning margin failed to impress: She lagged behind the four other Democrats who won statewide office that year.
While Warren racked up large margins in Boston and other liberal bastions, she won only half of the 20 towns with the most independent voters.
State Rep. Angelo M. Scaccia pointed out even Gov. Charlie Baker — the lone Republican to win last year in the solidly blue state — received a higher percentage of the vote than Warren in 2018, as well as more total votes.
“The Republican governor was the top vote-getter, and the secretary of state got more votes than Warren, outscored her very badly,” said Scaccia, a moderate Democrat. He said Warren should’ve “crushed” Diehl by a larger margin considering he was running as a proud Trump Republican in Massachusetts.
“It was the year of the woman,” Scaccia said. “She should’ve done much better.”….