Warren doubles down on a surprisingly risky pitch: Democratic unity

Analysis: So far, primary season contenders vying to unite the left and middle have flopped. Heading into Nevada, Sen. Warren is gambling she can break that streak.

2/17/2020

Analysis: So far, primary season contenders vying to unite the left and middle have flopped. Heading into Nevada, Sen. Warren is gambling she can break that streak.

So far, primary season contenders vying to unite the left and middle have flopped. Heading into Nevada, the Massachusetts senator is gambling she can break that streak.

Terms of Service "We can't have a repeat of 2016. When we roll into the general election with Democrats still mad at Democrats, Democrats still angry, some Democrats staying home — we need to have a party that is united," Warren said on MSNBC's"All In With Chris Hayes," echoing her message to New Hampshire voters on Election Night. But she has also offered new critiques of her rivals, however subtle. As voters headed to the polls in New Hampshire on Tuesday, she told reporters in Portsmouth that she was “determined to get things done” after being asked if she was more pragmatic than Sanders. “I'm not going to criticize Bernie, you know I haven't. But I've tried to make clear: The approach I use overall, I believe we ought to try to get as much good to as many people as quickly as we can,” she said. In front of an Arlington, Virginia, crowd the campaign estimated at 4,000, she lambasted Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor, on Thursday night for his past comments attributing the 2008 housing crisis to banks ditching the racially discriminatory lending practice known as “redlining.” O’Rourke, Harris and Booker all tried to follow a playbook that was successful for Obama — an aspirational message and embrace of progressivism, while steering clear of the most radical ideas on the left in the hope of attracting middle-of-the-road voters. Like Obama, the three endorsed single payer health insurance before backing away from it. "The other thing that's happened is the moderates are pretty happy with their choices" between Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Buttigieg and Bloomberg, McElwee said."And the left is pretty happy with its choices. ... Everyone's incentives are to stay in their corner and try to fight it out." Warren gained traction last year with her message of “big structural change” and promises to fight a corrupt establishment where money talks and ordinary voters’ voices are drowned out. She became a favorite of many liberals and briefly eclipsed Sanders, surging in polls both nationally and in the early states as the candidate “with a plan for that.” But as Sanders rebounded from a heart attack and consolidated the left, Warren rolled out a message of unity mere weeks before voting began. "One thing we've seen is that above all, voters are looking for authenticity," said Aleigha Cavalier, who was the communications director for the O'Rourke and Deval Patrick campaigns."They are very, very wary when you change your message midcourse. It might be the right message and it might be really appealing to voters, but they need to believe that you believe it." And then there's the messenger. "Women are held to a very, very, very different standard when it comes to authenticity," said Cavalier."When other candidates in the race do this — and I'm thinking of Pete Buttigieg — he has been given the liberty of changing his message midcourse a number of times in a way that Kamala Harris or Elizabeth Warren have not." Buttigieg, a little-known mayor of South Bend, Indiana, when he launched his campaign last April, initially spoke in abstract and aspirational terms that intrigued leftists and establishment Democrats. Later in the year, he re-positioned himself as the moderate alternative to Biden and began actively running against ideas like single payer health care and free public college. Warren’s struggle is rooted in the fact that the two wings of the party aren't fond of each other, each believing deeply that one of their own should win. Moderates say a left-wing nominee would alienate swing voters, assure Trump another four years, and cost Democrats the House. Progressives say the moderates' theory of"electability" has been proven dead wrong by the failed push to elect what they view as milquetoast figures, such as John Kerry in 2004 and Hillary Clinton in 2016. But Warren allies argue she can marry those two sides in a way that Booker, Harris and O’Rourke could not: By using the “credentials,” as one Democratic operative put it, that she has on the progressive side, plus the good will she’s built up with the more establishment wing. Her campaign sees it less as a pitch born of being in the middle of two factions, and more as a demonstration of bona fides that can appeal to voters across the aisle. To them, it requires looking no further than Iowa — where Warren won both in liberal Johnson County and (on final alignment) in Sioux County, the state’s most conservative — to see her across-the-party appeal. Still, so far that appeal has not necessarily translated into votes. “Warren is somebody who I have respect for, but I have noticed that she slid on her stance on health care. So I'm a little leery," said Dan Declan of Londonderry, New Hampshire, ahead of that state's primary. Kyle Thurman, another New Hampshire voter, said then that he could imagine himself supporting Warren. “I like her a lot. A lot more than Pete,” he said. Last week, both of them voted for Sanders. Sahil Kapur Sahil Kapur is a national political reporter for NBC News. Ali Vitali Read more: NBC News

No. She wishes Sorry Elizabeth but the dnc hired Republican Mike Bloomberg as the Democratic nominee for 2020. Pack your bags as it over. She just too fighties and flip flop all over the place from “I have a plan for everyone” to “a massive trillion dollar tag on her Medicare for all” just freak out many people

She understands healthy capitalism. She knows how to eradicate corruption. She can rebuild the middle class. She can be trusted to do this. QUESTION? Where do all the democratic candidates stand on repealing President Reagan’s social security Windfall Elimination Provision? which greatly reduces the monthly SS benefit paid to retired, police, firefighters and teachers?

She’s already blowing smoke signals. Jessica song of PARASITE. Original song of Jessica song Dokdo is our(Korea)land Japs call Takeshima. Flash mob of Dokdo is our land at the front of Seoul station True history of Dokdo Will the real ewarren please stand up? Even if you don't win, you'll regain the respect that you once earned. PolyTicking is a game. Public office is an honorable service. Only genuine unity lasts. BPT position: be real keepitreal BadPolyTicks realchange

Nope...she's done...she just hasn't realized it yet. Or she has but refuses to acknowledge it. Where am l from... It would help if she could settle on a message.

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according to polls, Warren is looking to come in 3rd in NV and might might be viable. On the other hand Warren is looking to come in 4th in SC and be non-viable. PS why not publish a dozen articles explaining why Warren should drop out because if it was Sanders, you would! Que bultitos tan bien puestecitos...

There is no uniting the left. Elizabeth can do it, but only if she could stop melting away right in front of our eyes The only thing believable about Warren, is that her Socialist agenda would destroy America and move us toward the lifestyle of Venezuela. I'm afraid that it's too little, too late for Elizabeth Warren.

Warren Buffett's son helps Colombia kick cocaine curseLoosening cocaine's grip on Colombia: Warren Buffet's son Howard has pledged to spend $200 million from his foundation to help one of the South American country's most-dangerous territories turn from coca cultivation to legal crops. APWeekendReads That’s awesome Good luck with that Idiot, cocaine from before the spanish arrival. One rain and they grow wild around there.

Not one S&P 500 CEO is donating to Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth WarrenWhile the moderate 2020 Democrats finished behind Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, presidential hopefuls Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden are... Jack Dorsey to Tulsi Gabbard is worrying on a whole range of different levels. Democrats2020 😂😂😂😂😂😂 We know

Warren Buffett's son helps Colombia kick cocaine curseThe eldest son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett is spending $200 million to help Colombia kick its cocaine curse Legalize all drugs Kid? He's like 68 Prophecy: A media held by politics has no perspective, no value, and no future. Those media will be abandoned by humans in the near future.

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