Elizabeth Warren is the fourth Democratic leader in the last one week to withdraw from the party's race to the White House (Photo Credit: Reuters)
Elizabeth Warren suspended her campaign On Thursday after a disappointing peformance in Super Tuesday contests including a third-place finish in her home State of Massachusetts. Elizabeth Warren was the leading candidate among the record number of women who contested in the American presidential elections this time. However, her exit means that America will have to wait for at least one more election cycle to elect its first female president.
Understandbly, Elizabeth Warren's exit brought the word 'misogyny' in the conversation again. Speaking after Warren's announcement, Speaker of the US House Nancy Peloci invoked the word.
"Every time I get introduced as the most powerful woman, I almost cry, because I wish that were not true," said Nancy Pelosi. "I so wish that we had a woman president of the United States, and we came so close to doing that. I do think there’s a certain element of misogyny."
With Warren's exit, only Tulsi Gabbard is the only women left in field. However, Hawaii Congresswoman's campaign has no serious chance of challenging the two front runners- 77-year-old Joe Biden and 78-year-old Bernie Sanders.
Warren is the fourth Democratic leader in the last one week to withdraw from the party's race to the White House. She did not announce who she was endorsing for the Democratic presidential primaries which has now been reduced to a direct contest between Biden and Sanders. "Our work continues, the fight goes on, and big dreams never die," Warren told her supporters. "I may not be in the race for president in 2020, but this fight 'our fight' is not over. And our place in this fight has not ended," she added.
The Democratic Party at its national convention in Wisconsin will elect its nominee for the November polls. The nominee must have 1991 of the 3979 pledge delegates. As of Thursday, Biden was leading the pack with 596 pledged delegates, followed by Sanders with 531. On March 10, six States would hold their primaries: Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington. This would be followed by primaries in Arizona, Florida, Illinois and Ohio on March 17.
(With PTI Inputs)