BOSTON - After a disappointing Super Tuesday result, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren dropped out of the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president yesterday, per the New York Times. She met with her team to discuss the path forward and decided it would be best to halt her campaign after failing to win any state this past Tuesday. Her endorsement is not yet known, but she has met with the campaigns of both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders.
Once considered a front-runner, many rallied around Warren's policies that were built on both pragmatism and progressivism. Additionally, her performances in the debates encouraged many Democratic supporters that she would be able to hold her own in presidential debates against Donald Trump. Alas, it was not meant to be and we bid farewell to another promising presidential player.
And then there were two. Well, technically, Tulsi Gabbard is still in the running for the Democratic nomination, but her name has become synonymous with "afterthought" on most of the ballots. But yes, the race is now between former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination for president. Depending on the candidate Elizabeth Warren decides to give her endorsement to, they could receive a big boost as the race tightens up for the remainder of the primary season.
Either way, though, it's going to be a close competition between the establishment Democrat and the revolutionary Democrat. Based on sheer shared policy beliefs and progressive public personas, it seems like Warren might be most inclined to endorse Sanders. However, recently dropped out candidates like Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and Mike Bloomberg have all endorsed Biden. Warren could maintain the pattern and the fact that she did not make her endorsement immediately clear certainly has supporters in both camps waiting with bated breath to see which candidate will receive Warren's support.
The battle to 1,991 delegate pledges is a tight one. Biden currently leads with 627, but Sanders is right on his heels with 551 and either one could stand to build on their totals in the coming weeks. Warren, on the other hand, netted 64 delegates during her campaign, which was a solid one that I was surprised did not resonate more. Still, Warren has a lot to be proud of and her supporters should not feel discouraged. After all, she successfully achieved her goal of knocking Bloomberg from the race. She will continue to fight the good fight.
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