The media may tell her it’s her’s….
But the polling numbers and the others running to grab the leads from her and Joe Biden are NOT accepting all THAT….
Warren tend’s to talk down to people…
( A bit of elitism, eh?)
THAT didn’t work last night….
She ran into a bit of a political buzzsaw last night….
Joe Biden got a chance to stand around and watch it…
So did all of us…
Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar attacked Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare-for-all plan. Tulsi Gabbard questioned her lack of foreign policy credentials. Andrew Yang said she’s wrong about what’s causing job losses. Kamala Harris ripped her for not supporting a gimmicky idea that Twitter should suspend President Trump’s account.
Seven of Warren’s 11 Democratic rivals onstage Tuesday night in Ohio directly criticized her at least once.“Sometimes I think that Senator Warren is more focused on being punitive and pitting some part of the country against the other, instead of lifting people up,” said Beto O’Rourke, criticizing her wealth tax.
“Senator Warren, I’ve been talking to Americans around the country about automation, and they’re smart,” said Yang. “Saying this is a rules problem is ignoring the reality that Americans see around us every single day.”
“I want to give a reality check to Elizabeth,” said Klobuchar. “I appreciate Elizabeth’s work. But, again, the difference between a plan and a pipe dream is something that you can actually get done.”
And so it went.
— Biden often faded into the background. No one onstage wanted to criticize Hunter Biden’s foreign buckraking, fearing it would backfire and make them look like they were carrying water for Trump. “My son did nothing wrong,” Biden said. “I did nothing wrong.” Relative to the previous debates, the former vice president was often an afterthought over the course of the three-hour telecast on CNN. That left Warren to feel the heat that comes with being considered a front-runner…
— It should be said: This is more than just posturing and preening. Warren’s perceived holier-than-thou ethos – derived from an apparent conviction that she’s purer than other politicians – genuinely grates on several of her rivals and fellow senators. I’ve heard multiple presidential candidates and their top advisers grumble about this privately over the past several months. Those exasperations bubbled over last night.
“We have different approaches. Your idea is not the only idea,” Klobuchar told Warren during the discussion about wealth. Referring to hedge funder Tom Steyer, making his first appearance in a debate, Klobuchar continued: “No one on this stage wants to protect billionaires. Not even the billionaire wants to protect billionaires.”…