OpEd: Elizabeth Warren cashes in on Kamala Harris’s 2020 failure
Sen. Kamala Harris’s loss is Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s gain.
The Warren campaign sent out a fundraising email Tuesday evening, just hours after Harris ended her 2020 candidacy, seeking to capitalize on the exit of yet another female candidate from the Democratic primary.
The article goes on to state the following:
There is a lot of lip service in the email about solidarity with women, but the real purpose of the email is obvious. Warren, who is herself experiencing the sort of free fall in polls that preceded Harris’s exit from the race, is stripping the California senator’s defunct campaign for parts.
The email says: “Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand — two women senators who, together, won more than 11.5 million votes in their last elections — have been forced out of this race, while billionaires Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg have been allowed to buy their way in. Our party and our democracy deserve better. Our democracy should not be for sale, and yet, billionaires have been able to use their money to try to buy this election outright.”
Adams takes exception to the term “forced out,” noting that there is no “shadowy group or higher power” that is denying access to the 2020 Democratic primary. Democratic primary voters “or at least the ones getting polled,” are deciding, Adams points out. Adams contends that Gillibrand’s campaign was snubbed by voters for its “Clinton-esque pandering” while Harris failed over “contrived stunts and shameful policy flip-flops.”
Adams also accused the Harris and Gillibrand campaigns of being “substance-free” headed by “people who struggled to explain why they were running for president.”
Warren’s full emailed statement may be read below:
Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand — two women senators who, together, won more than 11.5 million votes in their last elections — have been forced out of this race, while billionaires Tom Steyer and Michael Bloomberg have been allowed to buy their way in.
Our party and our democracy deserve better.
Our democracy should not be for sale, and yet, billionaires have been able to use their money to try to buy this election outright.
Running for president shouldn’t be a passion project for bored billionaires. Billionaires shouldn’t have the power to recruit their other billionaire friends into this race, or make threats about what they’ll do to the American economy if they don’t get their way.
Elizabeth is running to be the best president that money can’t buy. She doesn’t sell her time to the wealthy, doesn’t hold fancy fundraisers with special access for big donors, and isn’t beholden to corporate interests or their lobbyists. She’s in this fight for working people.
We’re going to root out corruption in Washington right at the source — and level the playing field for working people in this country — but we need your help. Will you chip in whatever you can right now to fight back and make your voice heard?
The email ends with a request for a donation.
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