I was thinking about writing a post prior to Super Tuesday, but I saw no likely outcome that I would like. Like most, I didn’t believe Biden could become Lazarus and rise from the dead, and if any of the others had done exceptionally well (except Amy Klobuchar, another unifier, who already had way over performed given her minimal name recognition) it would only have left the party fractious, easy pickings for our fraud king in November. A choice between Bloomberg, the billionaire, and Bernie the socialist felt like defeat.
But like Lazarus, Biden had someone with a magic touch, Congressman James Clyburn, who brought him to life with his backing. Clyburn is arguably the most respected black leader in the country, and his public backing did much to bring Biden back from dormancy. His backing prompted a huge win in South Carolina. And other states followed suit.
It has been argued that Biden was already moving up in the polls at the time, but so what. It shows that Dems were looking for someone reliably in the center and didn’t care so much for the revolution promoted by Sanders and Warren. And that outpouring of support seemed to rejuvenate the often ho-hum Biden. If they could get excited so could he. He has looked like a different man of late.
But going back to Warren and other women who want to stress how sexism robbed her of her rightful place as a candidate. SHE TOOK 3RD IN HER OWN STATE behind Biden (who didn’t campaign there, and Sanders). How about looking into that matter first before raising the “S” card. Ah, Liz, before whining about sexism what’s your explanation for that dismal result ?
Warren lost because she was too far left at a time when “return to normalcy” was hungered for in response to Trump’s never ending tornado through the political process. Daily every news cycle began with something Trump had done, not done or said.
Part of the Biden miracle was the willingness of other centrists candidates to give up their campaigns and back him immediately before Super Tuesday. It has been rumored Obama may have had a hand in that……if so, fine with me.
Look it. I have a lot of respect for Warren. I could consider her in 2024. I’m not saying gender inequity in politics is not an important issue. What I’m saying is right now, when battling the cancer that Trump has produced in our body politic, that all eyes must be focused on defeating him. We must form an unbreakable unity. Once he’s gone all other issues can be debated.
I have heard Elizabeth Warren say this is not a time to think small but to think big. Wrong. This is a time for a return to normalcy. When the rule of law is reestablished and the courts regain respect and the press is not called “the enemy of the people.”
This is the time to right our basic sense of what America stands for.