Skip to comments.Dems say no changing horses now Despite Warren’s heritage woes ...
Posted on 05/21/2012 3:51:46 AM PDT by billorites
Bay State Democrats are standing by their woman, saying theyre confident in embattled Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren now three weeks into a persistent scandal over her claims of Native American heritage though critics say shell arrive at her partys state convention next month battered by it.
This is a race that is a dead heat, said state Democratic Party chairman John Walsh, citing a recent poll and insisting the flap has had no effect on Warrens standing as the partys front-runner. He said no one is talking about replacing her. Its not a sentiment that is out there at all.
The Democratic Party is really stuck, countered University of New Hampshire political science professor Andrew Smith. They essentially cleared the path for her as a candidate, and they cant get rid of her now. She could conceivably drop out, but I doubt that will be the case, and I doubt the party will try to push her aside.
The Warren campaign declined to comment yesterday. Warren has faced mounting criticism about her claims of minority status since they were first reported by the Herald last month. She cites family lore but has been unable to prove Cherokee ancestry, making her a butt of jokes nationally. Democrat Marisa DiFranco remains in the race, emboldened in part by Warrens inability to address the issue. We need a Democratic nominee who can define herself and not be defined by Scott Brown and the GOP machine, DiFranco told the Herald yesterday.
Smith and some Democrats say the party cant switch front-runners now its probably too late for a big name that could attract big money to jump in and gather the 10,000 signatures needed by a June 5 deadline.
Theyre in a tough spot, but theres not a lot they can do about it, Smith said.
Warren had $10.9 million as of late March to Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Browns $15 million.
Theres no one else who could get that money, Democratic pundit Lou DiNatale said. She herself was well known enough to attract that massive amount of money, so no, shes not going anywhere.
Anyone who is talking about someone waiting in the wings to take her place simply doesnt understand how the process works, Democratic strategist Michael Goldman said, citing the tight filing deadline.
But GOP strategist Todd Domke said Warren and her backers are fooling themselves if they think the minority issue will go away: In a future debate, she will be asked this question by a panelist and it will come up and she has no good answer for it, and that will be the problem.
I’m hoping this will be enough for Scott Brown to get re-elected. I don’t agree with him on everything, obviously. But he is light-years better than Kennedy was, and will be a lot better than Warren.
Yo, putz - she already defined herself. With lies.
And even if she WAS 1/32 Cherokee, why does that entitle her to favored positions?
I'm a purebred 6th generation Appalachian-American. do they have a checkbox for me?
Obviously the dems don’t have an issue with their candidates lying about their background, crimes committed, or foreign birth.
“This is a race that is a dead heat, said state Democratic Party chairman John Walsh”
This is ratspeak for, “The Democrat is down by as many as 4 points.” In ratspeak if the Democrat has a one point lead it’s “A lead.”(no mention of margin of error)
I cannot see how any self respecting person could vote for Warren. Of course, we are speaking about the Massachusetts electorate, so what does self-respect have to do with it?
making her a butt of jokes nationally
I think she is a descendant of Chief Sitting Bull....shit.
On this we agree. Therefore, that should apply to senator as well. Let's keep the current horse (ie, Brown).
I wonder if the former Gov. of Massachussets, Mitt Romney, will carry the State on November 6. Anybody have a clue?
This is a race that is a dead heat, said state Democratic Party chairman John Walsh.
No, it’s not a dead heat.
The Indians lead the White Sox by two and a half games.
So the Mass Democrats held a pow-wow and decided to keep Chief Slinging Bull on the ballot...
He said no one is talking about replacing her. Its not a sentiment that is out there at all.
.....Dem speak......dead squaw walking!
Doubt it. Might be closer than McCain, though.
If Mitt wins the popular vote, the electoral college of Mass has to vote for Mitt. I recall some law they passed sometime ago. I could be wrong..
Senator Lautenberg says, "Rules? Rules are for Republicans!"
No, Warren is a descendant of Chief Walking Eagle, a bird so full of cr@p it can’t even fly.
Fun to watch as this pinch-faced Yankee scold continues to wag a bony finger at her critics & at capitalism in general.
He also hosts a show about his party's candidates: "America's Least Wanted."
I think she was in that 70’s porn film, “pokinghantas”