Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is rapidly slipping in the polls. Just weeks before the all-important Iowa primary, Warren ordered a desperate political Hail Mary and had her campaign attack rival far-left Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, I-V.T., with claims of sexism.
Warren’s plan didn’t work.
In fact, her sexism attack backfired twice on Thursday — and it was her own hometown paper that called her out.
“Liz lies. You read it here first,” wrote Boston Herald’s political columnist Hillary Chabot.
“Before she and Bernie Sanders had their notorious she said, he said clash on national TV, long before President Trump started in with the taunts and the DNA challenge, even before her one-time GOP rival Scott Brown said Warren misled the public — it was my 2012 Boston Herald story that started it all,” she wrote Thursday.
Chabot wasn’t alone in calling out Warren’s recent political nastiness.
That same day, Michael Graham, a local conservative radio host, also blasted Warren on the pages of The Boston Herald.
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“Warren is lying, trashing Bernie Sanders in a desperate bid to get his women supporters to save her sinking campaign. She’s hoping ‘I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar’ will work better than ‘I’m Gonna Git Me a Beer,'” Graham wrote. “It won’t. In part because polls show that more Democratic women are already backing Bernie than Warren. She’s telling these women their favorite candidate is anti-woman. How do we think they’re likely to react?”
If recent polling data is to be believed, voters aren’t reacting well.
Since her October high point, Warren’s support has slipped significantly. She’s gone from the leader among Democratic presidential candidates at 26 percent, down to a distant third-place at 16 percent.
In Iowa, Warren is fairing even worse. The Massachusetts Democrat is polling at fourth place and is at risk of falling below the 15 percent “viable” threshold in the upcoming vote — which would mean she’d net exactly zero delegates in the state.
Graham says it’s no surprise: Warren consistently underperforms among Democratic candidates.
“That’s who Liz Warren is,” he concluded. “And there aren’t enough lies left to tell to hide that painful truth.”
The Horn editorial team