Sen. Elizabeth Warren has surprised many people by announcing that she will run for the election in 2024.
Warren told Politico on Friday when the interviewer asked her if she will run again, she replied with a yes.
Massachusetts Democrats are looking for a primary who in some years could be former Rep. Joe Kennedy III and Rep. Ayanna Pressley. Bay State Democrats have shared that they believe Warren could change her thoughts when the time comes.
Warren has been attempting to say goodbye to the Senate these past two years. She ran her presidential campaign, she tried to be vice president and she later tried to be Treasury Secretary. It seems Warren is feeling heavy after failing on her attempt to be appointed for all these posts. She talks about all of this in her book “Persist.”
It seems Warren has written this book to make it through the past few years that have been difficult for her. She also defends the positions that she had to take while running for President. Persist seems like a confession and many believe, including her supporters that she may be at a crossroads in her political career.
Warren wrote in her book, “In 2012, I was new to politics. In 2020, I was new to losing. I didn’t win the presidency, of course”; “Damn, I’d lost”; “And no, I didn’t win”; “I hadn’t won my fight”; “I’d laid out my plans and fought as hard as I knew how. And I’d lost.” As you can see, there are many depreciating references in her book that showcase her defeat.
She wrote in the acknowledgments, “Campaigns are hard — losing campaigns are even harder.” She thanked many aides and friends in the acknowledgments as well. She was asked during the interview if she would have done anything differently and she said she would not have.
She was wearing a hoodie during the Zoom interview with Politico when she said “Look, we know the outcome, but I didn’t make it. I know that.”
Persist sees her admitting to strategic mistakes. She wrote, “I was wrong to take the test.” During her campaign, she took a DNA test. She writes that she suffered when she debated about Medicare for All and since she would have been the first female President, that made a difference too. She wrote, “So far as I know, no one ever asked the men in the 2020 race if they felt they were treated differently because they were men.”
She writes that Biden and Sanders both had loyal supporters and hence it was difficult for her to break into the race. She wrote, “There’s always another possibility, a much more painful one: at this moment … maybe I just wasn’t good enough.”
After Warren was defeated, most of her staff members left her. Some joined the current administration and now there are mostly new faces around her. Biden is said to run again in 2024 and hence the next window for a Presidential Run will be open in 2028 when Warren will be 79.