Would you rather vote for Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren? | The Tylt
Elizabeth Warren opened up a rift with Bernie Sanders, accusing him of telling her back in 2018 that a woman cannot win the presidency. Warren says it happened and accused Sanders after the debate of calling her a liar on national TV. Sanders says it didn't happen, and he points to his record which shows he supports women running for office. At the end of the day, only one person can become the Democratic nominee for president. Who would you rather vote for?
Would you rather vote for Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren?
Here's the exchange between Warren and Sanders following the CNN debate.
Warren's supporters say Sanders' actions are blatantly sexist. When confronting Sanders, Warren experienced something LA times writer Virginia Heffernan says is familiar to many women who have tried to challenge the status quo:
Watching the Tuesday night kabuki in slo-mo, you can see that Sanders (I-Vt.), who’s notoriously irritable and suffers from cardiac issues, was riled by whatever Warren said, and by her refusal to be touched. He shook a finger at her. Then again. He seemed intent on freeing her right hand to grab it.
We all know this stock male move: Come on, baby, give me a hug; we’re still friends.
Sure, during the debate, Sanders had gaslighted Warren over whether he told her a female candidate couldn’t win the 2020 election. But now he wanted her to forgive and forget. If he could be seen shaking her hand, he might be off the hook. But... nope. Warren didn’t play along. Sanders huffed off.
Some pundits see the criticism leveled at Warren as echoes from the 2016 election. The fact is that there is a misogynistic segment of America that hates the idea of having a woman president.
Sanders continues to downplay what's happened, which some voters are interpreting as trying to dodge the issue. The fact is his supporters, even if they're not taking direction from Sanders, are harassing Warren and her supporters. A candidate is responsible for their campaign. Sanders and his team hired the people who are now attacking Warren. They have to own that.
Some voters have broken with Warren over the drama. One way to view what's happened is that Warren's team cynically tried to torpedo Bernie Sanders' campaign by accusing him of misogyny shortly before the Iowa caucuses. Warren is behind in the polls — by bringing this up and painting Sanders negatively, Warren could use it as a wedge to drive voters to her.
Sanders' supporters see him as more honest and truthful than Warren.
Polls are not as accurate as people may think. The 2016 election is an obvious example of how blind faith in polls can lead you astray.
At the end of the day though, the real winner of all this is Tom Steyer.