|Warren Is Pushing Hard With A Lot to Prove|
A big part of Warren's debate performance centered on what some people see as her evisceration of her rival former mayor of New York, Mike Bloomberg. Warren plummeted the New York billionaire several times and while she may have exited her followers she did little to give viewers an inkling that she is the person that can bring America together and heal our political divide. This was a theme she had been test-running in recent weeks as she promised she is the best suited to unite the fractured Democratic Party. Her attacks during the debate make it appear she has abandoned this approach.
Several times during the evening I felt a desperate Warren was trying to hang her hat on the idea we need a woman in the White House, to be more specific, in charge of it. If I was convinced women politicians had a record superior to the miserable males they have replaced I would have been swayed, however, I see them as equally flawed. This means her gambit came across as playing the "sex card." As a voter, I find this as pathetic as flaunting the race card or dealing from the bottom of the deck.
|Bloomberg Has Money And Is Competent|
Some questions exist when it comes to Warren's judgment and just how wed she is to her principles. One example is after she publicly denounced the decision of “any Democratic candidate” to “reverse course and endorse the use of unlimited contributions from the wealthy” she has done just that. While in Las Vegas on Thursday. Warren did a 180 on the super PAC issue when she said; “It can’t be the case that a bunch of people keep them and only one or two don’t.” This was all part of her saying I will now take the money.
Politics is a strange and bizarre game. If someone apologizes for a past error in judgment it is often not good enough, declared to be pandering, or seen as a show of weakness. On the other hand, the refusal to do a mea culpa can give the impression the person is a pompous ass. In truth, the flaws in policies such as stop and frisk often become apparent only after the program is implemented. Warren may not know it but her idea to make a boatload of money available for people to start new businesses while sounding good will result in massive defaults. One of the things Warren may soon learn is that by winning a debate with venomous and unfair attacks you can deeply wound your image.
I'm not a fan of Bloomberg and this should not be considered an endorsement but at least he has proven himself competent. He has run both a massive company as well as one of America's largest cities for over a decade, few politicians come to the table with such a resume of experience. It should also be pointed out, whether we agree with him or not, he does put his money where his mouth is and has given away a great deal of money to promote what he believes in. Warren, on the other hand, has proven flawed to where the saying, "don't throw stones if you live in a glass house" may apply. Most Americans have little desire to replace Trump with a hypocritical nasty woman that has a loose relationship with the truth and flip-flops on key issues.