One problem for Warren I think is that she kind of wasted a great opportunity given her unique position. She was definitely the party’s choice candidate if they had to bridge the gap between the moderates and the progressives, but instead of capitalizing on that she ended up trying to close the gap to Bernie and compete with him for his base. Excuse Me I’m Speaking Kamala Harris Joe Biden Trump T-Shirt Turns out that, yeah, there’s no oxygen for anyone else in the orbit of Bernie Sanders. It was always going to be Bernie vs. someone else in the end, and not working that angle ended up costing Warren not only the progressive votes she wanted, but also the moderate votes she needed.
Excuse Me I’m Speaking Kamala Harris Joe Biden Trump T-Shirt, ladies tee, tank top, v neck
I think that was part of the reason, but it unfortunately definitely wasn’t the only one. From what I’ve read, a lot of women were so devastated by HRC losing to Trump last election that they lost hope in this country electing a woman and didn’t want to feel that crushing disappointment again. Excuse Me I’m Speaking Kamala Harris Joe Biden Trump T-Shirt There’s also the ever-present issue that when someone like Bernie Sanders gets angry and yells, he’s powerful and passionate and authoritative to a lot of people, but when a woman like Elizabeth Warren does it she’s a spiteful woman akin to a scolding mother or your first ex wife. There’s also the issue that some people feel like this election was too important to take any kind of risk, which means that familiar old white men were the safest bets for getting Trump out of office.
Excuse Me I’m Speaking Kamala Harris Joe Biden Trump Sweatshirt, hoodie
I’m sure there were plenty of other reasons why EW didn’t gain popularity, I’m not the type to blame it all on sexism but it’s difficult to believe that it didn’t play a role. I definitely wish Bernie had left the race and endorsed her after his heart attack, but there’s no guarantee this would have ended much differently if that were the case unfortunately. It’s reminds me of Amy Klobuchar vs Pete Buttigieg. Don’t get me wrong, Pete is more charismatic (I think) and it would have been amazing if we had come so far as to have an openly gay president. But Amy and Pete were both aiming for Excuse Me I’m Speaking Kamala Harris Joe Biden Trump T-Shirt the white Midwest moderate demographic – one of them had 12 years of experience in the senate with a history of constituents loving her for being an effective leader, the other served as a mayor of a small town that arguably only made moderate improvements since he took office and had an ever-present racial tension problem. But despite Amy being (again, perhaps arguably) more qualified, Pete was overwhelmingly more supported.