FILE – In this May 18, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a house party campaign stop in Rochester, N.H. Rising disagreement among congressional Democrats over whether to pursue impeachment of President Donald Trump has had little effect on the party’s presidential candidates, who mostly are avoiding calls to start such an inquiry. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
The inevitable finally came to pass. It would appear that Sen. Elizabeth Warren has finally taken the top spot among the 2020 Democratic primary candidates, overtaking former VP Joe Biden as the frontrunner.
Late last month, Warren had overtaken Biden in an Iowa poll. Despite her lead there, Biden still had a 30.2 approval over Warren’s 19.8. In that short time, Warren not only closed the gap, but also passed Biden.
She now has a .2 lead over him nationally according to Real Clear Politics. Warren now has a 26.6 average while Biden has 26.4.
While this happened rather quickly, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. Biden’s approval had been in free fall for some time, thanks to his incessant gaffes and embarrassments. Now, with him and his family in the spotlight over the Ukraine scandal, Biden has become too risky.
While this may be good news for Warren, it’s not necessarily good news for Democrats. Warren has taken the mantle of radicalism within the party, and Americans have shown that they’re fully ready to reject that. Even worse for the Democrats is the fact that major Democrat donors have threatened to remove their money from the Democrat party and give it to President Donald Trump if Warren ended up being the primary winner.
The reason for this is that Warren is openly at war with business. She has sworn to attack the banks and rich CEOs should she be elected, and not only do those banks and CEOs not like that idea, but many people who are employed by these rich people also don’t like it either.
But the crippling blow to her campaign is the fact that Warren has promised a lot of “free” stuff to Americans, but refuses to tell us how she’s going to pay for it. She has been asked repeatedly and very directly, even by leftist pundits and talking heads, if she plans on raising taxes on the middle class.
Warren has done everything her power to avoid answering that question.
Warren may have taken the lead in the Democratic party, but it’s a shrinking party thanks to people like Warren driving voters out and into the arms of Trump.