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Elizabeth Warren faced a brutal defeat this Super Tuesday; she has not won a single primary contest, including her home state of Massachusetts, where she serves as a US senator.
She currently sits in third place at 60 delegates, dramatically below first place Joe Biden who so far has around 560 and second place Bernie Sanders who has 500.
Today on Fox and Friends, with hosts Brian Kilmeade, Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earnhardt, former George W. Bush advisor and Fox News contributor Karl Rove discussed the Super Tuesday results and what it would mean in particular for Warren.
When questioned by the hosts who the loser was this Super Tuesday, Rove firmly stated that Warren was the loser, notably due to her loss of home state Massachusetts and birth state of Oklahoma. “Loser, Elizabeth Warren,” Rove said, explaining “People who know you best don’t like you the most, and she not only lost Massachusetts which she represents, she lost Oklahoma, where she was born.”
Warren has struggled to gain popularity with voters, especially in the time leading up to the primaries and caucuses. According to the Morning Consult, she is currently one of the top 10 most unpopular senators.
It seems that voters are uncertain if they can put their trust in her. One incident which has likely deterred voters is when Warren–although previously proposed Medicare for all–a health care plan which would get rid of private health care insurance, later backtracked on this proposal. Instead, she proposed starting with a plan similar to the public option, which after a few years would then transition to Medicare for all. Unlike Medicare which has a criteria for who is eligible, the public option is a new government-run health care insurance concept which allows all individuals the option to purchase it. It does not get rid of private health care insurance but coexists alongside it. This backtracking left voters questioning her intentions and if they could truly trust her, and the situation was made worse when Warren was hesitant discussing the costs in setting up Medicare for all. She said a significantly lower cost than independent estimates.
During the talk show, Rove heavily criticized Warren for still staying in the race and not dropping out, despite her knock-out blow. “I think she’s stubborn enough that she’s going to stay in, but she ought to get out because she’s clearly just embarrassing herself,” he remarked.
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