Elizabeth Warren no more in the presidential race

Elizabeth Warren decided to quit the presidential race

The American media has reported that Democratic Party nomination candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren has decided to quit the presidential race after failing to win a single state including her home state Massachusetts. She finished third in Massachusetts behind Biden and Bernie.
It is not yet clear whether she will extend her support to Democratic Socialist candidate Bernie Sanders or former vice president Joe Biden. She also has the option to remain neutral and let her supporters to decide their candidate. She will announce her decision in this regard in next couple of hours.
If she decided to endorse Bernie Sanders then the contest between Sanders and Biden will become much closer and exciting. Even though-she failed to win any state primary so far but she got enough votes in many states to deny Bernie Sanders a clear majority. She was accused by Bernie supporters to split the progressive and liberal reformist voters in first 17 state primaries.
Her decision to drop out of the presidential race will make it a one to one contest between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders to become the presidential candidate of Democratic Party against incumbent republican president Trump in November 2020.
She was seen many as the leading progressive and centre left candidate before the surge of Bernie Sanders who became frontrunner in the race. The majority of progressive voters decisively went over to Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders in last few months. She remained as frontrunner along with Joe Biden in the early phase of campaign.

She tried to bring both the left and right wing voters of Democratic Party behind her reformist agenda. She tried to take a middle ground in the attempt to win over both left and right voters. She failed in her attempt to bridge the gap between two polarised camps.      
Many of her supporters will find Sanders closers to their agenda and ideas.  Warren’s campaign agenda skewed closer to Sanders’ call for revolutionary change, many of her older, suburban supporters may be more comfortable with Biden’s calls for more traditional Democratic reforms. So the political impact on the campaign may be muted.
A powerful voice in progressive politics even before she was elected to the Senate in 2012, Warren had courted mainstream Democrats with an impassioned plea for “big structural change.” She offered detailed policy plans backed by a fervent promise to fight for them without apology.
But the soaring cost of her ambitious plans, especially her proposal to provide free universal healthcare and eliminate private medical insurance, led to growing concerns from establishment Democrats that President Trump and his allies would portray the former Harvard bankruptcy law professor as radical.
Bernie Sanders, who avoided explaining how he would pay for universal healthcare, was the beneficiary of Warren’s stumbles, overtaking her as the leading progressive candidate in the field.
But when she finished third in the Iowa caucuses, her coalition split, undermining her argument that she could unify the fractured party to beat Trump next fall. She lost badly in her neighboring state, New Hampshire, and the contests that followed. The final blow came on Super Tuesday, when she failed to win any of the 14 states, including Massachusetts.
Warren, 70, came to politics late in life. But she attracted widespread notice among Democrats when she designed a consumer financial protection agency for President Obama after the 2007-09 financial crisis and Great Recession.
While Sanders described himself as a democratic socialist, Warren called her “capitalist down to my bones” and said she wants to change the economy to make it function more fairly and efficiently for millions of Americans.
Her departure from the race will disappoint all those voters who want see first female president in U.S.A. But they have to wait until 2024 to see another potential female candidate to challenge the men dominated politics.
                                                    Khalid Bhatti                                                          

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