Super Tuesday and the events leading up to it significantly shifted the dynamics of the 2020 presidential election. Joe Biden walked away with 453 delegates, followed by Bernie Sanders’ 382 delegates. However, unlike Sanders, the former vice president received a massive boost to his candidacy when former 2020 Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg suddenly ended their campaigns and endorsed Biden.
This move has been widely interpreted as the establishment uniting for the purposes of ensuring that Sanders doesn’t become the Democrat nominee. As such, Sanders supporters and progressives, in general, are eager to do all they can to ensure that Biden doesn’t weasel his way into winning the nomination.
The ongoing candidacy of Elizabeth Warren complicates this goal though, seeing as she splits the progressive vote, thus complicating things for Sanders. As such, the Massachusetts senator has found herself on the receiving end of attacks from Sanders’ supporters, as documented by Breitbart News.
Reviewing Anti-Warren Sentiment Amongst Progressives
Warren managed to win a lonesome 50 delegates from yesterday’s Super Tuesday. This factor alone has engendered many calls for her to drop out, especially since so many progressives view Sanders as the best candidate to face off against Trump. Much to the chagrin of progressives, however, Warren has made no indication that she plans to suspend her campaign anytime soon.
As such, progressives are taking to social media and tearing into the 2020 Democrat in various ways.
Additional objections against Warren include statements that she ought to defer to and endorse Sanders as Buttigieg and Klobuchar did with Biden. The general consensus here is that if progressives unite behind Sanders, this will solidify the socialist candidate, thus giving him a fighting chance against Biden.
The Massachusetts senator’s poor performance in her own state is another talking point that Sanders supporters are latching onto. Citing this as another reason why Warren should suspend her campaign, those who back Sanders believe that Warren is sabotaging him simply by maintaining her candidacy.
Additional Warren detractors suggested that if she’d dropped out and endorsed Sanders before Super Tuesday, he’d have reaped a better outcome.
What’s Next for Elizabeth Warren?
For all intents and purposes, Warren’s campaign is over. Even if she didn’t have the wrath of progressive Sanders supporters to contend with, 50 delegates speaks volumes. Warren’s campaign is an undeniable, major failure, so much so that she couldn’t even win in her own state.
At some point, Warren won’t have any other recourse but to suspend her campaign. Progressives’ loyalty clearly leans in the favor of Sanders who is facing his own struggles against the surging Biden. If there was any doubt about whether or not Warren’s quest to become the nominee is doomed, Super Tuesday erased it.
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