Elizabeth Warren suspended her campaign on Thursday morning after her horrible Super Tuesday performance.
The much expected move clears the way for a two-man race between former vice president Joe Biden, 77, and Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, 78.
On Wednesday, her campaign said she was assessing the future of her candidacy. “Last night, we fell short of viability goals and projections and we are disappointed in the results,” campaign manager Roger Lau said in an email to staff.
Warren had a dismal Super Tuesday. The one-time front runner in the 2020 race for the Democratic presidential nomination didn’t place higher than third in any of the 14 states that held primaries — including in her home state of Massachusetts. She took just 61 delegates, while Biden took 566 and garnered 501. Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, who dropped out on Wednesday, wasn’t far ahead of Warren, with 53 delegates.
When he dropped out, Bloomberg endorsed Biden, as did Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who barely made a wave throughout the campaign. Former mayor Peter Buttigieg, who dropped out before Super Tuesday, also endorsed Biden, as did former Texas Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, who dropped out in November.
Warren made no endorsement upon her exit. “The Massachusetts senator has spoken with Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, the leading candidates in the race, according to their campaigns,” the Associated Press reported. “She is assessing who would best uphold her agenda, according to another person who requested anonymity to discuss private conversations.”
On Thursday morning the Warren campaign made it official.
Just confirmed on @MSNBC: Elizabeth Warren is suspending her presidential campaign.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 5, 2020
Now she can return home to her beer.
Now that Elizabeth Warren has dropped out, she can go enjoy that beer with her husband.
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) March 5, 2020
President Trump enjoys taunting Warren with the nickname “Pocahontas,” and it clearly gotten under her skin. With her 2020 ambitions coming into view last year, Warren decided to get a DNA test to prove her longtime claim. It didn’t go well.
The test results showed she may have had an American Indian ancestor — six to 10 generations ago. That means she’s anywhere from 1/64 to 1/1,024 American Indian. To put those terms into percentages, that means she’s between 1.562 percent and .0924 percent. So that means she’s anywhere from 98.437 percent to 99.9 percent white.
Warren listed herself as Native in the Association of American Law School Directory, and according to The Boston Globe, she “had her ethnicity changed from white to Native American at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she taught from 1987 to 1995, and at Harvard University Law School, where she was a tenured faculty member starting in 1995.”
Some critics say she got the Harvard slot by claiming to be American Indian. “Harvard Law School in the 1990s touted Warren, then a professor in Cambridge, as being Native American,’” CNN reported last November. “They singled her out, Warren later acknowledged, because she had listed herself as a minority in an Association of American Law Schools directory.”
A 1997 Fordham Law Review article identified the Democrat as Harvard Law’s “first woman of color.” Warren even submitted recipes to an American Indian cookbook called “Pow Wow Chow,” which was released in 1984 by the Five Civilized Tribes Museum in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She signed her entries “Elizabeth Warren — Cherokee.”