One day before the last pre-primary Democrat debate, and Elizabeth Warren declared open war on Bernie Sanders.
How did she do it? I’ll let the New York Times’ Astead W. Herndon and Jonathan Martin explain:
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said on Monday night that Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont told her in 2018 he did not think a woman could win the presidency. Ms. Warren’s description of the comment, from a private one-on-one meeting, represents a remarkable salvo at her leading liberal rival in the 2020 race just three weeks before the Iowa caucuses.
Mr. Sanders vehemently denied making the remark earlier on Monday and accused the Warren campaign staff of “lying” about it, in a statement intended to refute a news report by CNN that relied on anonymous sources. The New York Times and other outlets confirmed the CNN report on Monday afternoon, while the Warren campaign initially declined to comment.
Let’s be clear on two things:
1. If Bernie Sanders said that he is probably Democrat dead meat;
2. If Elizabeth Warren is lying about it she is probably Democrat dead meat.
Now, in the absence of an audio tape or credible third-person confirmation, who do you believe more?
Elizabeth Warren, who has lied about so many things I’ve stopped counting, or Bernie Sanders, whose biggest problem is that he tells the truth about his socialist agenda?
I think you know which side I come down on.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden – the beneficiary of his two main rivals engaging in a major slug-fest – is presumably enjoying every minute of the Warren/Sanders war. I can’t say I blame him.
As I write this, the debate is less than 15 minutes from starting.
I’ll watch as much of it as I can (very early start for me tomorrow, I doubt I’ll make it to the end). But I’ll go as far as I can.
I don’t expect to be bored.