'Little girls will have to wait 4 more years': Elizabeth Warren ends presidential campaign

‘Little girls will have to wait 4 more years’: Elizabeth Warren ends presidential campaign

Elizabeth Warren
A man looks set to take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 US Presidential Election, after Elizabeth Warren became the latest woman to drop out of the race to be the Democratic nominee.

The battle is now on between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, with Biden considered the frontrunner. One woman remains, Tulsi Gabbard, although she won just two delegates on Super Tuesday, compared with the hundreds won by Biden and Sanders.

It’s a disappointing result for those wanting to see a woman taking on Trump in November this year, after a record number of women had contested the Democratic race to be the contender — and scenes of women dominating the debate stages were celebrated.

Warren shared the official news with her supporters, and later told reporters she had no regrets.

“I will not be running for president in 2020, but I guarantee I will stay in the fight,” she said outside her home in Cambridge.

She has not thrown her support behind fellow progressive candidate Sanders, as was expected, meaning Sanders may not have the last minute boost he needs to beat Biden. Warren told reporters she was “not ready” to back another candidate. There is speculation that Biden may ask Warren to join his ticket.

Warren also said that she had no regrets about her campaign but expressed disappointment about the fact the race is now on between two men, and what it signals to young girls.

“One of the hardest parts of this is … all those little girls who are going to have to wait four more years,” she said.

Asked about sexism in the race, she said she was conflicted about what to say about it.

“If you say, yeah, there was sexism in this race, everyone says, whiner. And if you say no, there was no sexism, about a bazillion women think, what planet do you live on?” Warren said.

But she promised to speak about more on the topic in the future. “I promise you this: I’ll have a lot more to say on that subject later on,” she said,

Warren told her staff: “Our work continues, the fight goes on, and big dreams never die.”

House speaker Nancy Pelosi Told reporters following the announcement that women are still facing “an element of misogyny” in politics.

“Every time I get introduced as the most powerful woman, I almost cry because I wish that were not true,” Pelosi said. “I still wish that we had a woman president of the United States.”

Sanders called Warren a progressive champion willing to take “on the most powerful corporate interests.” Biden described her as a fierce fighter for middle class families.

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