The query got here at a marketing campaign cattle name in April 2019, only a few months after Elizabeth Warren introduced her presidential bid: How would she handle “the urge to flee to the security of a white male candidate?”
After a question-and-answer session spent presenting her plans to deal with maternal mortality, felony justice, housing, redlining and tribal sovereignty, that comment got here as “an enormous bucket of chilly water,” Ms. Warren, the Massachusetts senator, writes in a brand new memoir about her failed marketing campaign.
“All of us knew the concern she was speaking about,” she writes. “May we — ought to we — help a girl?”
Her e-book, “Persist,” addresses Ms. Warren’s effort to grapple with that query. Obtained by The New York Occasions earlier than its launch subsequent week, it gives a peek into Ms. Warren’s private view of her loss — a defeat she largely blames on a failure to elucidate how she would pay for her well being care plan, the established following of Senator Bernie Sanders, the title recognition of Joseph R. Biden Jr. — and her personal shortcomings.
“There’s all the time one other risk, a way more painful one,” she writes. “On this second, in opposition to this president, on this subject of candidates, possibly I simply wasn’t adequate to reassure the voters, to convey alongside the doubters, to embolden the hopeful.”