If I'm Joe Biden, I'm Smiling Today. Elizabeth Warren Isn't Ready for Prime Time

The Elizabeth Warren stunt has blown up in her face, signaling she's not really surrounded by a good team

With the exception of Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren has been out there the longest, building up her name identification as the candidate best positioned as an alternative to Joe Biden in 2020.

But her stunt today -- releasing proof of her American Indian ancestry that doesn't actually show it -- has blown up in her face. It has resurfaced a story few cared about and amplified the President's jokes about her. It was an amateur move and move that signals she is surrounded by people not ready for prime time on the national American political stage.

If I'm Joe Biden, I've got to be smiling at all this stuff today. It just shows Warren's team isn't prepared and the first Democrat debates for 2020 are only a few months away (!!!) now. Polling from CNN out today shows a third of Democrat voters favor Biden over the rest of the Democrat field and Warren, though currently outshined by Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris, had been presumed to be a serious contender.

Stunts like this DNA test suggest she is not a serious contender.

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myeweessay
myeweessay

If the demorats added Carter and Oracist to the field then Barney and Uncle Joe would not feel like strong frontrunners for the party of lies and terror. Oh yes, Hillary and Michelle would really round out their ZOO. God bless the USA.

RandomJoe
RandomJoe

I think this was an attempt at immunization on this issue since she knows it will be brought up again later. But I agree with Eric's post - it failed badly... She has other problems. I'm not sure the democratic electorate is going to go for ANOTHER Massachusettes presidential candidate.

meh130
meh130

As for Biden, he has limitations as well. He will be seen as physically old, and reflecting a Democrat party of the past. There are many among the Democrat voters who want a more progressive approach.

meh130
meh130

If Warren is 1/1024th Native American, that is 10 generations back. Warren is almost 70. Given 20 years per generation, that puts her native ancestor being born in 1750.

JASmius
JASmius

Biden will be the Democrat nominee on name recognition alone (since age is no longer a limiting factor). Having been Obama's veep won't hurt him either. And he'll be challenging a buffoon who to this day can't get the "jokes" about Warren correct - the punchline is FAUXcahontas, not POcahontas. When it comes to making Slow Joe smile, she's the appetizer; Trump will be the main course.