At the start of the Democratic nominating marathon the field featured the most diverse candidates in history, including five formidable female contenders: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
The traditional first four contests and Super Tuesday have winnowed the field, and there are now only two females left in the race, Sen. Warren and Rep. Tulsi. The senior senator from Massachusetts doesn’t even qualify as a speed bump for Sanders and Biden as they continue racing toward the finish, and the congresswoman from Hawaii is nothing but an asterisk.
On Super Tuesday Warren and Tulsi were humiliated beyond belief, but they are both in denial and have yet to drop out of the race.
Warren didn’t just lose; she was humiliated beyond redemption. She finished third in her home state of Massachusetts and won just a handful of delegates in the 14 states that cast ballots on Tuesday.
Tulsi registered as a blip in all of the Super Tuesday primaries and she managed to snag only one delegate in American Samoa where she was born. How can she justify staying in the race when she lost to billionaire Mike Bloomberg in American Samoa?
Tulsi was never more than an asterisk and she won’t even be a footnote when the history of the 2020 campaign is written, but Warren was an intelligent, inspiring and tireless campaigner who briefly caught fire in the summer of 2019 but then sizzled out.
Regardless who wins, Sanders or Biden, it’s almost guaranteed that the vice-presidential nominee will be a female, but it won’t be Tulsi or Warren. I won’t waste any time explaining why the asterisk aka Tulsi doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of being chosen.
Sanders won’t choose Warren; the socialist needs to balance the ticket with a moderate nominee. What would Warren bring to the ticket anyway, besides the .001 percent of the electorate who are faux Native Americans? Biden won’t select Warren as his running mate, there is no emotional or ideological connect between the two. Biden is extremely grateful to African Americans for their loyalty and support and he will probably anoint a black woman like Kamala Harris or Stacey Abrams as his running mate.