Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was one of the last women standing in the 2020 presidential race. But on Thursday she followed the lead of former competitors Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), Kamala Harris (CA), and Amy Klobuchar (MN), and bid farewell the contest.
She did her best to console MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in a new sit down interview, but as you can see it was to no avail. The melodramatic host predicted that with Warren's exit, there's no chance she'll ever see a woman president in her lifetime.
"Let's get real. Is it just that it can't be any woman ever?" Maddow asked Warren. "Are we just going to run white men in their late seventies, against each other in both parties. And that's all we can agree to do?"
"Oh please God no," Warren reacted. "That can't be right. That cannot be the right answer."
In her list of female candidates, Maddow forgot about Tulsi Gabbard, the female representative from Hawaii, who's still very much in the running. In fact, Gabbard even picked up a delegate in American Samoa on Super Tuesday, rightfully earning her spot on the debate stage this month. But the DNC said just kidding and announced plans to increase the threshold. Gabbard infamously sparred with Hillary Clinton last fall, after Clinton called her a "Russian asset."
But Gabbard aside, what a dismissing, arrogant statement for Maddow to make. Did it not even cross her mind that a Republican female could succeed in a general election? In the last election, we had conservatives Carly Fiorina and Michelle Bachmann vying for the GOP nomination. And let's not forget Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who analysts say has a record that could one day propel her to the Oval Office.
Chin up, Rachel.
Unlike the recent dropouts, who unanimously endorsed Biden, Warren said she's not yet ready to endorse anyone.