It's time for Warren to fold up her teepee and exit the race
After dismal performances in both the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire Democratic primary, placing third and fourth place, respectively, Elizabeth Warren has about a 1/1024th chance of winning her party's nomination.
Yes, in politics, anything is possible -- including unlikely comebacks from flailing candidates. But there's no denying that Warren's presidential campaign is losing steam. Without momentum, donors will go elsewhere, ensuring her one-way ticket back to Massachusetts.
What went wrong exactly? It turns out that the former Harvard professor had "a plan" for just about everything -- except authenticity. A character trait that her rival President Donald Trump has in spades, which voters admire.
Americans of all stripes appreciate that regardless if you voted for Trump, or not, he's real.
The president's statements, improvised speeches at campaign rallies and tweets come from the heart -- not from politically correct PR professionals scripting his every word. So while Democrats and media elites are quick to mock occasional misspellings in the president's tweets, what they don't realize is that typos are one of the many things that humanize him, giving the billionaire businessman the uncanny ability to connect with the everyman.
It's not an easy thing to do, but Trump has mastered being authentic.
Same goes for Bernie Sanders. Whether one likes or dislikes his far-left socialist policies, many can agree the Vermont senator also possesses an aura of authenticity, giving voters the impression he believes what he says. It's something that can't be undervalued as voters on both sides of the aisle seek integrity and authenticity in candidates as a protective mechanism to prevent them from getting duped.
Take taxes. To Sanders' credit, he's been upfront on the campaign trail, saying middle-class taxes will go up to fund his costly "Medicare for All" proposal if he's elected president. Warren has not, despite the fact that there's simply not enough money to pay for all her big government plans without raising taxes for working families. And this includes her wildly expensive "Medicare for All" plan -- not only for 330 million Americans but for millions of illegal immigrants as well.
Now add the exorbitant cost of student loan debt forgiveness, the Green New Deal -- estimated to cost $93 trillion -- universal child care and pre-K and many other big government proposals.
But that's not all.