Elizabeth Warren is very good at politics https://t.co/hsZ5O2B5rL
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) June 6, 2019
Well, “we” have gone about as far as we can in the opposite direction without, to paraphrase Molly Ivins, picking a President “who’ll have to be watered twice a day”. Elizabeth Warren originally wanted to be a special education teacher, and by Murphy the Trickster God, the American Media Village Idiots could use all the educational assistance available!
Of course, the GOP is appalled…
—Raise taxes on the 1% to cancel student debt
—Raise taxes on the 1% to fund gov't-run health care
—Raise taxes on the 1% to increase min. wage
Everyday Americans can't afford Warren's agenda. That’s why we will raise taxes on the 1%.
There, fixed it for you.
— Markyjani (@Markyjani) June 6, 2019
Not to be pedantic but it’s *even* less. It’s like 75,000 people. Maybe 0.02%. So… especially infuriating when the GOP tries to conflate it to “everyday Americans” never mind “the 1%.”
— Gregory (@gregshum) June 6, 2019
Finally the GOP admits what we all suspected. That the “everyday Americans” it represents are the rich families who have accumulated over $50M in wealth.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) June 6, 2019
And because “savvy” is orthogonal to “smart”, Politico‘s wary of the whole ‘intelligent voter’ demographic:
NEW: Warren vs. Buttigieg: Battle of the eggheads https://t.co/3UATei2vKq
— Daniel Strauss (@DanielStrauss4) June 5, 2019
… Of course, past Democratic presidential primaries are littered with failed candidates who appealed to liberal elites — Paul Tsongas in 1992, Bill Bradley in 2000 and Howard Dean in 2004. Swiss cheese-eating John Kerry managed to clinch the nomination in 2004, only to fall to regular guy George W. Bush in the general.
But in a crowded primary, winning the well-educated lane would be no minor feat. Indeed, behind the enthusiastic wonkery of Warren and Buttigieg is a clear-eyed political calculation. Highly educated voters tend to be more politically active and more likely to donate money to candidates. They also turn out to vote at higher rates than other constituencies.
Then there’s the sheer number of votes up for grabs: According to a CNN analysis of exit poll data from the 2016 Democratic primaries, 53 percent Democratic voters had college degrees, up from 46 percent in 2008.
“In a race with so many candidates, people are looking for what there is to distinguish one candidate from another,” Richard Cordray, the former Democratic nominee for governor in Ohio and an ally of Warren, said of the efforts by the two candidates to woo highly educated voters…
AND YET. Just imagine once again having a national representative who didn’t make us all cringe!