Time for Warren to Start Earning Her Senate Pay [OPINION]
The wounded warriors from Massachusetts are trickling home from the campaign trail to join the likes of Mike Dukakis, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Mitt Romney and other also-rans in the loser's hall of fame. Seth Moulton is already back and Deval Patrick and William Weld are expected in soon.
How long can it be before Elizabeth Warren gets the message that no one wants her to be president and she comes crawling home, too? Maybe then Warren can begin earning the money we pay her to be an absentee senator from Massachusetts.
Warren's campaign was doomed from the start. She had issues with a scandal involving cultural appropriation. In other words, she pretended to be a Native American for decades in order to benefit herself financially and politically. Had she dealt with the matter before she entered the race for the Democrat presidential nomination, she might have been able to put it behind her.
Warren, a former Republican who made tons of loot as a capitalist by flipping houses during the real estate crisis and was comfy-cozy with the big bankers, did a complete 180 somewhere along the way and decided that if she were to left-flank Bernie Sanders she might find a path to the White House.
Her condescending style and bizarre sense of what is best for America rub voters the wrong way and people just don't like her. She is not someone you would hang with over beers, though she tried to depict herself in that way in a strange beer-swilling video.
Warren may try to stay relevant for as long as she can, hoping to go into the convention and make some noise. It's possible, what with Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg battling it out for frontrunner status, but why prolong the agony for her and her supporters?
In the word of The Wizard in the 1960s cartoon Tooter Turtle, "Drizzle, drazzle, drozzle, drome; time for this one to come home." Come on home, Liz Warren, and start earning your senate salary.
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.