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.