With the Iowa caucuses now finished and the results not being necessarily in Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s favor, she wants to explain why it is that didn’t do so well and what that means for her future, particularly in New Hampshire, which will hold its caucuses on February 11.
While being the northeastern state for a recent town hall hosted by CNN she was asked about her performance in Iowa.
Host Chris Cuomo said, “You look at Buttigieg, you look at Sanders, they seem to be at the top of the field. What does that mean for you here in New Hampshire? What do you need here, as a result, to prove that you are in that top tier?”
In her all too usual fashion, she blamed millionaires and billionaires for her lack of success.
She said, “You know, look, I see this as just getting out there and talking to people. I’ve been doing that in town halls in New Hampshire. I did them out in Iowa, I’ve done them in Nevada and South Carolina. But it’s all about talking to people and listening to people and trying to build a grassroots movement.”
This kind of “grassroots movement,” is what Warren says every candidate should be participating in. Not high dollar fundraisers that persuade those millionaires and billionaires that she hates to give support and certainly not big corporations such as the ones she has sworn to destroy.
She added, “I made the right decision at the beginning that I was not going to spend my time in closed-door fundraisers. I was not going to sell access to my time, to millionaires and billionaires and corporate lobbyists.”
Her opponents Buttigieg and Sanders, the ones who beat her in Iowa, have been known to practice in these ‘forbidden arts,’ such as Buttigieg’s famous “wine cave.” And as a result, they have gained plenty of support to keep them going.
Warren, on the other hand, refuses to do business the same way. Instead, she encourages her supporters to do things more naturally and personally, to get and share information, to donate, and even go door to door if necessary.
“We’ve got 55 more states and territories. I’m in 31 states now with people on the ground as paid campaign workers, as organizers, field organizers, because I believe in fieldwork because I believe we have to build a grassroots campaign.”
However, it’s unlikely that her strategy with work. After all, she already said that she did the same thing Iowa that she is doing in New Hampshire and other states. So how does she expect the same thing to give her a different result?
The fact is it won’t.
In fact, according to Albert Einstein, that is the exact definition of being insane, to do the same thing over and over again and yet expect different results.
Maybe that will help us explain her constant hypocrisy too. Like when she claimed to be Native American and wasn’t. Or why the math in her single-payer government healthcare proposal just doesn’t add up. Or what about when she stated that she wanted to get rid of high-priced private schools but doesn’t have a problem sending her own kid to one.
It may even explain why she still thinks she has a chance to win after continuing to spout off climate change problems and solutions, all while taking private jets here, there, and everywhere.
Between her and Bernie Sanders, the two most devout climate change candidates in the field, they have paid a carbon offset firm $59,138 to offset more than 3,815 tons of carbon emissions caused by their frequent campaign travels in 2019. That’s the equivalent of using 2,102 tons of coal, all in air travel.
And while they are trying to make it right, it’s a lot like merely saying you’re sorry after causing someone harm. It doesn’t change what you did, and it certainly doesn’t mean that you have learned anything from your actions.
Doesn’t she see that continuing to say one thing while doing another is not getting her anywhere but further behind? Hypocrisy, a must-have for nearly every Democrat, is ruining her. Maybe if she got out there and tried honesty and integrity, things might go better for her.
But of course, that would require her to admit that she was wrong, and we all know that’s just not the Democratic way.