Everyone, please get out the tissues. We have a sad announcement to make.
Our beloved senator and heroine, Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced on NBC’s Today that she has no plans whatsoever to run for president.
When asked where she was on the idea of running for president, if she was possibly even giving it 20 percent of thought, she answered:
‘No, this is not what I’m doing. This is my 11th book. My life’s work is about what’s happening to working families across this country.’
She did, however, emphasize she’s running again for senator:
‘I am running in 2018 for senator from Massachusetts. I am deeply blessed that the people of the Commonwealth sent me to Washington to fight for them, and that’s what I’ll keep on doing.’
Indeed they did, and indeed she has. Matt Lauer brought up the fact that people have already been gearing up towards making what would have been the perfect campaign merchandise. Lauer said:
‘A lot of people are already printing up those bumper stickers for 2020 that say “She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”‘
Of course, that’s a reference to when Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) rebuked Sen. Warren during the confirmation debate of now Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He stated she had “…impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama.”
When he defended his decision, he said, “Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
It was the perfect campaign slogan. Of course, it could still be used on a 2018 re-election for the Senate. However, it would’ve been an incredible campaign slogan for Warren to use. Though some could argue she’s most beneficial in the Senate, she can only do so much good if it’s a Republican-ruled Senate. Besides, who wouldn’t want to see that fiery woman in the Oval Office? Of course, some wouldn’t. Many of us, however, never wanted to see Trump in the White House. There is the chance that she is keeping it on the down low, as most politicians do. They definitely don’t announce their intentions to run for president four years ahead of the game. So, there may be still some glimmering amount of hope left, yet.
You can watch the clip of her interview below.
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) April 18, 2017
Featured image via screenshot from Twitter.