Washington, D.C. – The future of the presidential campaign of Senator Elizabeth Warren was in serious doubt after finishing in a weak third position in the Democratic primary in her state, Massachusetts, yesterday, Tuesday.
The disappointing result in the state that it represents and a clearly unfavorable performance in other Super Tuesday elections meant a surprising collapse for which it was the favorite of the progressives, known for having a plan for almost everything.
In addition to the poor results in the first four dates of the primaries, where he failed to be above the third position, Warren fell in the count of delegates. Tuesday’s results could accelerate his departure from the race for the Democratic nomination for the presidency of the United States.RELATED
In Massachusetts, Warren ended up behind former Vice President Joe Biden, who won the primary in the state, and Vermont Senator, also progressive Bernie Sanders, who last weekend brought together more than 10,000 people at a rally in Boston Common , miles from Warren’s house near Harvard University.
Warren seemed determined to stay in the race, at least for now. Speaking to his followers in Detroit before next week’s primary in Michigan, he introduced himself as “the woman who is going to defeat Donald Trump.” The senator encouraged her followers to disregard the results and vote for the person they believe will make better use of the presidency, saying: “The prediction has been a horrible thing and the experts have been wrong again and again.”
“You don’t get what you don’t fight for. I’m in the fight, ”he added.
Warren’s campaign presented all the early signs of success: robust numbers in the polls, an impressive fundraiser and a nationwide organization. However, she was cornered by Sanders, who has an immovable fan base among the progressives she has to convince. Before Super Tuesday, Warren’s team said they were betting on a contested Democratic Convention and she seemed willing to arrive at the meeting with a notable disadvantage in delegate counting.
His results in the primary threatened to get his last great contender out of the race. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar retired on Monday, along with Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, to support Biden’s reborn candidacy. This was an unexpected turn in a party that used women’s votes and energy to regain control of the House of Representatives, primarily with candidates, just two years ago.
Warren’s campaign began with the enormous promise that he could maintain that momentum in the race for the White House. Last summer, he gathered tens of thousands of supporters in Washington Square Park, Manhattan, a scene that was repeated in places like the state of Washington and Minnesota.
Warren, 70, seemed right in raising the idea that the more moderate Democratic candidates, including Biden, were not ambitious enough to overturn Trump’s policies and depended too much on political advisors and the variable polls.
But Warren has not been able to consolidate the support of the more liberal wing of the Democratic Party against the other progressive in the contest, Sanders. Both support universal government-sponsored medical care, free university tuition and an aggressive fight against climate change, and renounce large fundraising acts in favor of small donations through the internet.