Elizabeth Warren is desperate. That’s the only way to explain her ugly gambit today.
From the looks of it, her campaign called up reporters at CNN and other outlets to push out the line that Bernie Sanders is a sexist who thinks a woman can’t be president. Since nobody is quoted or named in these pieces, we are getting a reporter’s paraphrase of a source’s paraphrase of Warren’s supposed characterization of something Bernie said. It’s clearly an effort by Warren to rally the women of Iowa behind her.
It’s also risky. She’s playing very dirty and exploiting the fact that she is the favored candidate of the national media in order to fling mud at a colleague who will possibly be the nominee.
So why would Warren get so desperate?
Because of Iowa Democrats’ “viability” threshold.
Donald Trump Jr: If Warren ‘Can’t Take the Heat, She Should Get Out of the Teepee!’ https://t.co/5uKBYDj1ri— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) January 13, 2020