Pocahontas is out! And President Trump, of course, has a comment.
Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren, who was going nowhere except into Mini Mike’s head, just dropped out of the Democrat Primary…THREE DAYS TOO LATE. She cost Crazy Bernie, at least, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Texas. Probably cost him the nomination! Came in third in Mass.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2020
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts told her staff she was dropping out of the presidential race on Thursday, ending a run defined by an avalanche of policy plans that aimed to pull the Democratic Party to the left and appealed to enough voters to make her briefly a front-runner last fall.
“I know that when we set out, this was not the call you ever wanted to hear,” Ms. Warren said on the call. “It is not the call I ever wanted to make.”
Though her vision excited progressives, that did not translate to enough excitement from the party’s more working-class and diverse base, and her support had eroded by Super Tuesday. In her final weeks as a candidate she effectively drove former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York, a centrist billionaire, out of the race with debate performances that flashed her evident skills and political potential.
Bernie probably wishes Warren would have dropped out before Super Tuesday. Then, she could have actually made an impact for the “progressive” cause.
Elizabeth Warren has not yet decided who to endorse. Perhaps she has to see what offers are out there from Bernie and Joe, and also assess which way the wind is blowing.
JUST IN: Asked who she would tell her supporters to vote for, Elizabeth Warren says, "Let's take a deep breath and spend a little time on that. We don't have to decide that this minute." https://t.co/y6flxLJ8UU pic.twitter.com/x9DdYgn7wu
— ABC News (@ABC) March 5, 2020
Looking ahead to Michigan, how will Warren’s exit affect Bernie?
Well, Real Clear Politics is reporting the latest poll out of Michigan, conducted by Detroit News/WDIV-TV, shows Biden with 29%, Sanders 23%, Bloomberg 11%, Warren 7%, Buttigieg 6%, and Klobuchar 3%. This poll was conducted 2/28-3/3. Let’s assume that Biden gets Bloomberg, Klobuchar and Buttigieg voters and Bernie gets Warren voters. That would make the race at Biden 49% and Bernie 30%. Of course, it won’t divide up quite that simply, but Bernie definitely has a large mountain to climb. At this point, it is hard to see Bernie stopping Joe’s momentum unless something major happens with Joe to shake up the race.
So here we are, with the race is down to three candidates. Yes, Tulsi Gabbard is still hanging around! No one quite knows why. One could claim it is for the attention, but since she really is not getting any, it really is hard to understand why she is still in it.
Source: Chicks On Right: Trump Responds to Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren Dropping Out of the 2020 Race