Like you, I think I’ve fallen off the Warren float. Healthcare for all—in whatever form it takes—should remain the most salient issue for Democrats. You’re right, it doesn’t address farmers in Iowa, but that should be dealt with specifically when the GOP is removed from office. Lots of issues need to be addressed individually, but healthcare, responsible taxation, improved foreign relations and climate change specifically have to be looked at first. Altering the strategy at this stage is wrong, and Warren should know that. Also, I found her aligning with Klobuchar, saying only women beaten Republicans in the last 30 years, again is a weird strategy. “Sisters doing it for themselves” will certainly garner a good response with women voters, but that’s not enough to take out Trump, particularly in states where men have a significant voice. Warren is doubling down in a short-sighted way, and that won’t win elections (not against Trump at this point). By the way, I do agree that a female POTUS is a good thing whose time has come, but it has to be for the right reason and in the right climate. The climate now is an upcoming vicious fight against a vicious Republican leader. Democrats better focus on that or they’ll lose, like Democrats seem to do when they DON’T stay focused.

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