I’d like to see Elizabeth Warren win the Democratic primary. But it doesn’t make me happy to see the other candidates start to drop out. Bob Massie states that the race has changed such that he doesn’t think he can win, and perhaps he’s right. I don’t begrudge him this decision; campaigning is very hard work and if he thinks he doesn’t have a shot, dropping out is a very sane move. But it saddens me, coming on the heels of Setti Warren’s exit from the race, and makes me worry that we’ll soon see others drop out.
I want to see Elizabeth Warren win the primary.
I want to see her win a real, contested primary.
I want to see televised debates between Democratic candidates.
I want to see the press cover them all.
I want people to register to vote in a primary that they can see really matters.
I want to help the Warren campaign draw people out to vote for a primary they know will make a difference.
I want us to be prepared for the general election, with the best candidate we can have, and a real primary is possibly the best tool we have to make that happen.
And if one of the other candidates beats her, well, they’ll have had to have gotten really good to do that, because it’s going to be hard to beat her. So if one of them does it, they’ll be great. If they’re not great, they won’t beat her. It’s a win-win situation.