by Frank Holmes, reporter
It seems like just yesterday that Elizabeth Warren had all the trapping of a Democratic presidential frontrunner. But she’s in an unbroken free fall in the critical, first-in-the-nation Iowa Caucuses, and she might be going the way of Kamala Harris.
Warren started the race with a leg up. Hillary Clinton campaigned with her and teased Warren as a possible running mate in 2016. She created a whole federal bureaucracy, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, supposedly to protect the “little guy” against predatory banks. She staked out a hard-line position on the party’s left-flank, just a few hairs away from Bernie Sanders.
She hit a downturn when a DNA test revealed she was only 1/1024 Native American—and then doubled down on being a Cherokee in a roomful of real Cherokees.
But then the Massachusetts liberal senator seemed to rebound. By September, she was roaring into first place in Iowa and threatening to knock poor Joe Biden out of the race.
She was so close, she could taste the nomination—and then she choked.
Elizabeth Warren has lost half of her support in a little over a month, according to a new poll.
A Quinnipiac University national poll measured Warren’s support in Iowa at just 14 percent…down from 28 percent in October.
But Warren’s numbers have been in a nosedive practically since the minute she became the frontrunner.
Warren topped polls in September and October… then came the debate on October 15, where she couldn’t—or wouldn’t—answer a simple question about whether the middle class would pay more in taxes under her “Medicare for All” plan.
She’s tried to dodge that bullet for months, giving empty promises that “costs” will go down.
Warren finally released a plan to pay for it…but it was too late.
By October 23, Joe Biden was back at the top of the CNN poll at 34 percent to Warren’s 19 percent.
The CNN poll showed she had another problem: People don’t like her. At all.
She’s the only candidate in the race whose unfavorable ratings (41 percent) are higher than her favorable (38 percent).
She also got caught red-handed telling a string of lies and whoppers about her life.
Warren repeatedly told lies about being fired from her “dream” job because she was pregnant.
“I loved it, and I would probably still be doing it today,” she claimed, over and over again.
But then video broke showing Fauxcohontas before she was running for office, telling a different story.
She quit teaching because she realized she couldn’t hack it.
“I went back to graduate school and took a couple of courses in education and said, ‘I don’t think this is going to work out for me,’” Warren said. “I was pregnant with my first baby, so I had a baby and stayed home for a couple of years.”
But being a victim of sexual discrimination would get her much further in the Democratic primary, so she tried.
Just as that died down, Warren was lying it up again, this time about where her kids went to school.
Warren got busted in a 54-second video showing a school choice activist named Sarah Carpenter telling Warren she’s wrong to try to eliminate charter schools and lock minority children into failing public schools.
“We’re going to have the same choice that you made for your kids because I read that your children went to private school,” Carpenter said.
Warren replied, “No, my children went to public schools.”
That’s another lie. Her son, Alex, actually went to two elite private schools.
Alex Warren attended Kirby Hall School in Austin, Texas, while Warren was teaching at the University of Texas in 1986-87, then the exclusive Haverford School when Warren taught at the University of Pennsylvania.
FactCheck.org called Warren’s comments “misleading,” and Warren’s campaign eventually admitted, “Elizabeth’s daughter went to public school. Her son went to public school until fifth grade.”
She lied about her children because two power teachers unions, the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, gave her campaign $70,000.
Or maybe she’s a serial liar. John Nolte at Breitbart News called her “Chief Lies-Like-a-Rug.”
The lies caught up to her, and now Iowa is shaping up to look like her end.
“In short, Elizabeth Warren is a mess,” Nolte wrote. “She just doesn’t have The Stuff.”
But she has money, media exposure, and she ranks high on the list of people’s second-choice, so if enough candidates drop out, she could still be a contender.
She’ll just be a very poor candidate and a weak adversary for President Donald Trump next November.
Frank Holmes is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”