There’s no question whether Elizabeth Warren stirs passion with her followers. Sen. Warren’s followers aren’t her problem. She’s her own worst enemy at times. A perfect example of this happened when Sen. Warren explained her Medicare-for-All plan. There’s no doubt about whether she’d like to have this part back:
Q: Where do those who work in health insurance go when private insurance is eliminated?
Sen. Warren: “No one gets left behind. Some of the people currently working in health insurance will work in other parts of insurance. In life insurance, in auto insurance, in car insurance.” pic.twitter.com/5jztvYbqnb
Saying that you’re putting people in the insurance industry through a major transition (that’s if you’re lucky) in Des Moines, IA, isn’t too bright. Sen. Warren’s plan includes eliminating private health insurance. Think of that statement to be the equivalent of Hillary making this statement:
Sen. Warren thinks about herself first, last and always. It isn’t surprising that she expects health insurance experts to just accept her edict. From a policy standpoint, Sen. Warren’s Medicare-for-All plan stinks. There’s no way to pay for it. From a political campaign standpoint, Sen. Warren’s campaign manager must’ve cringed when Sen. Warren told people living in the insurance capitol of the United States that they’re destined for pink slips if she’s elected president.
That’s like telling Iowa farmers that you hate corn and pigs. That’s like a Wisconsin politician telling tailgaters at Lambeau Field that he/she hates the Packers. It’s political suicide.
Recently, Joe Biden has struggled with Iowa. This incident won’t put Biden over the top in Iowa but it’s a great opportunity for him to sound like the sane candidate in Iowa. Frankly, it’s a gift to his campaign. The comparison isn’t flattering to Sen. Warren. I’m certain that this isn’t a coincidence:
Joe Biden raised $5.3 million through a surge of online contributions in October that rolled in after President Donald Trump launched unfounded attacks against the former vice president over his son’s Ukrainian dealings.
The swell of cash came from 182,000 donations, with $28 being the average amount given, according to figures provided to The Associated Press by the campaign, which did not include money that Biden raised through big-dollar fundraisers. It comes after his internet fundraising operation stumbled over the summer, leading critics to suggest he lacked grassroots support.
Actress Alyssa Milano will co-host a fundraiser next month for former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign, Variety reported.
Sen. Warren just committed an unforced error. What’s still TBD is whether Biden can take advantage of Warren’s mistake.