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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Mar 10, 2019, 12:18 PM

40. She's in a tough spot.

 

Warren and Sanders seem to appeal to the same constituency, but Sanders has a larger following and more money. Meanwhile, Warren is going to have a really hard time competing against Harris, O'Rourke, Biden, Inslee, etc.

I like Warren but she's not very charismatic. And the ancestry matter has hurt her.

Also, only Sanders and Biden are older than Warren among those in the race or expected to join the race. Due to sexism, age is likely to be a bigger problem for her than for those other two. But the fact of the matter is, the vast majority of presidents have been considerably younger than those three (along with Inslee and Hickenlooper). Our electorate has consistently favored younger candidates, partly (though not entirely) due to them having developed less baggage. The average age of the last 5 Democratic presidents was 48 upon taking office.
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