Elizabeth Warren’s Need To Shine On Iowa Caucus

Elizabeth Warren’s campaign has been in trouble for months now. She had been on fire for quite some time, but she’s been struggling to get the votes as more people question what it would mean for a progressive to get into power. She will need to shine in the Iowa caucus or kiss her dreams of becoming the first female president goodbye forever.

She’s been making more national media appearances. She’s also rolled out her highest-profile endorsement – Julian Castro As a former presidential candidate, it’s likely that she’ll garner all of the people that were previously voting for him in the polls.

It’s obvious that she’s desperate to shine at the Iowa caucuses, which begin February 3. For the better part of her presidential run, she stayed away from the cable news circuit. She went on a few national TV shows but chose them very carefully.

With her polling numbers dropping in the past few weeks, her media game has been strong. She’s been on media tours to hit Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC, State of the Union on CNN, Meet the Press on NBC, and even appearances on The View.

While all of this was happening, Warren’s campaign also focused on grabbing up Julian Castro’s endorsement. The web video managed to get millions of views in a short amount of people. Then, there was a rally with about 3,000 people in attendance, held at a theatre in Brooklyn.

This sounds amazing for Warren, but there are still some numbers that aren’t in her favor. Her rallies are only generating thousands of people. Those are still relatively low numbers, especially when you look at how Trump is able to generate tens of thousands of people at his rallies with even more in the parking lots who can’t make it inside.

Warren rose early in the polls, which meant that she was targeted by a number of her rivals. Now, she’s got less than four weeks to get her campaign in a good place for the Iowa caucuses – and many are wondering if she can gain the necessary momentum.

One of the problems that the Massachusetts Senator is facing is money. While she’s got quite a bit of fundraising money in place, there’s been a lot invested to make sure that she wins the state of Iowa. If she doesn’t get the first-in-the-nation win that she’s hoping for, it may not prove to be worth it for her to go any further – especially since most of her eggs are sitting in the Iowa basket.

She’s not spending the big money on social media that some of her rivals are. She’s also not dropping $10 million for a Super Bowl ad like Bloomberg is.

It’s great that she can host an event in liberal New York with people wearing liberty green t-shirts and sweatshirts with her name on it. They can chant “Warren! Warren!” until they’re blue in the face. The problem is that she has to win over Iowa, a state that isn’t very liberal in their beliefs.

Castro didn’t have a presidential campaign with a lot of traction. However, he is a prominent Latino in the county with a high profile as being the former HUD secretary. It’s a great endorsement for Warren to have, but it’s still likely not going to be enough.

Castro is all-in with Warren, too. He’s planning on being at her side for a number of events. He also has a few events scheduled of his own, including events in Iowa and his home state of Texas. While he could win her a number of Hispanic voters, many Hispanics are known for voting more moderate – and Warren has built her entire platform on being the progressive candidate that America “needs.”

Some of Castro’s aides have been criticizing Warren’s competition, too. Some have gone after Buttigieg, though most of them have been attacking Biden. They’re particularly savage about Biden’s comments about requiring immigrants to learn English if they want to become citizens.

Warren may have the organization in place that others don’t, but it seems that her campaign has gone on the offensive. She’s tearing down her rivals instead of building herself up. She’s taking the low road in order to get the votes that she needs, and it’s a misstep that she’s likely going to pay for when the Iowa caucuses head to the ballots.

Comments (9)

  1. There’s a loser on the road her brain is squirming like a toad

  2. The ONLY reason Julian Fidel Castro is kissing up to Pocahantos is he is trying to get her to let him run with her as VP! He didn’t even do a good job as Obama’s HUD Secy, now he is begging to be VP! It is laughable, to say the least

  3. Midwestern people, by and large, like nice people who don’t lie; they are very stable and rooted, valuing religion and ethics. These values permeate this section of the country more than any other region. Elizabeth Warren the person, her public statements, her bragging about having a plan for everything ‘progressive’ without having a plausible way of paying for her initiatives, her lies about Indian status, private school for her own children and why she really left her teaching job early in her career will collectively not be received favorably by Iowans.

    I was sorry to see Marianne Williamson leave the race today. While I disagree with 90% of her thinking, she was one of the only ‘real’ people in the race. Tulsi Gabbard is another, who, again, I disagree with probably 85% of the time, but offers something different than all of the other career politicos in the Democrat race and who are all destined for abject failure come November given their radical ideas and pronouncements.

    Julian Castro is not ready for prime time or even the largely ceremonial position of Vice-President. He can’t even manage his personal finances responsibly, as he readily confessed at one of his public gatherings, with debt collectors hounding him for payment on things he couldn’t afford several years ago. Heaven help us if he had access to the Federal budget on an expanded basis beyond his do-nothing tenure at HUD.

  4. Dizzy Lizzie hasn’t a snowball’s chance in hell of becoming POTUS! She is a lying piece of garbage just like Hillary!

  5. EXCUSE me WARREN! . . . You CAN’T polish a TURD. If you TRY it will just simply wash AWAY down the SINK (or down the TOILET). Just FLUSH the handle (and, don’t forget to use Febreze SPRAY!).

  6. Make her shine? you could run a buffer over that face, and it’ll never shine

  7. Joey aka show me the money and Liz aka pokey. One a career political oppurtunist the other a career liar oppurtunist.What a pair to draw to.

  8. I am a Democrat who could care less who Julian Castro endorses. He came off as an arrogant jerk Go away now.

  9. Warren just made the statement, that she “Never, Ever” washes her face, which means her eyes, ears, and front area of her head, that holds her brain, never gets cleaned!
    She probably also has fleas, since she wears the same black top and bottom, at every rally!
    At least now we better know, what’s wrong with her!
    She’s a typical Liberal!
    To openly admit this to Cosmo Magazine, is to stupid for words!
    Some personal things, should be kept personal!

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