Despite the embarrassment of a DNA test showing that Sen. Elizabeth Warren is about as much of a Native American as I am a Bernie Sanders voter, Warren seems determined to press ahead with a run for the White House. But her announcement on New Year’s Eve took a bizarre turn, as she tried to emulate the success of Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s live-streaming of her dinner preparations in her kitchen.
What made AOC seem relatable to her fans just made people question Warren’s judgement, when she live-streamed herself drinking a beer in her kitchen. Critics said it seemed phony and pandering, as she’s definitely the Chardonnay type; or that it seemed a little worrisome that she was live-streaming herself drinking alone. It also made it a bit “problematic” for Democrats to continue attacking Justice Brett Kavanaugh for saying he liked beer.
At this link is a column comparing Warren getting tanked on brewskis to Michael Dukakis getting into a tank and tanking his own presidential campaign.
It certainly wasn’t the most auspicious way to kick off a campaign for the White House, but I don’t know if it was a fatal blunder. Sure, she’ll have to beat 20 or 30 or 40 other Democrats who want the job. But after you get a gander at that crew, someone who drinks beer alone in her kitchen might not look that bad. In fact, seeing the entire Democratic Presidential field might drive anyone to drink.