The Reintegration of Liz Warren [OPINION]
What will Liz Warren do now that she has exited the race for the Democrat presidential nomination? Will she really want to return home and be just a U.S. Senator again?
Warren was never interested in being a senator; otherwise, she would have done something for the people of Massachusetts. In other words, she would have earned her pay. There is no evidence that Warren ever did anything to earn her pay.
So what will Warren do now that she is off the campaign trail? Her first thoughts, after blaming sexism for her astounding and humiliating defeat even here in her home state, was to promise to stay engaged in national politics. No mention of rolling up her sleeves and taking on the problems of the fishing industry or fighting for funding for new bridges for New Bedford and the Cape. Nope, it's full steam ahead at the Trump Administration.
Liz Warren might stay on as senator simply because it provides a decent paycheck and a public forum for her. Remember, it's always about Liz Warren first. She may also decide that Massachusetts is just too small for her very large ambitions and hit the road to campaign for Biden or Bernie in hopes of landing a cushy job in D.C. next year.
The more I think about it, I see very few options for Warren that would satisfy her enlarged ego other than to resign from this silly little Senate commitment and move on to where the lights are brighter and the beer a bit colder. After all, the voters here didn't exactly roll out the welcome home mat for Liz on Tuesday.
Not a bad idea. Maybe it's time to resign and move on, Liz.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.