With just over a week before the ‘first in the nation’ votes are cast in the Democratic primary for president, the Des Moines Register has endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for president.
Each of the remaining candidates campaigning across Iowa ahead of the caucuses could make a fine president. Each would be more inclusive and thoughtful than the current occupant of the White House. Each would treat truth as something that matters. Each would conduct foreign policy by coalition building rather than by whim and tweet.
The outstanding caliber of Democratic candidates makes it difficult to choose just one.
The Des Moines Register editorial board endorses Elizabeth Warren in the 2020 Iowa Democratic caucuses as the best leader for these times.
Warren’s competence, respect for others and status as the nation’s first female president would be a fitting response to the ignorance, sexism and xenophobia of the Trump Oval Office.
She is a thinker, a policy wonk and a hard worker. She remembers her own family’s struggles to make ends meet and her own desperation as a working mother needing child care.
She cares about people, and she will use her seemingly endless energy and passion to fight for them.
At this moment, when the very fabric of American life is at stake, Elizabeth Warren is the president this nation needs.
The editorial board also shared their thoughts on the rest of the field.
RealClearPolitics’ average of polls shows Warren currently in 4th position in Iowa at 16.3 percent. Former Vice President Joe Biden leads with 20 percent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) just behind him at 19.3 percent, and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg in third place at 16.8 percent.
So, it’s a horse race, folks. Just about anyone could win the Iowa contest, but remember delegates are assigned proportionately to how well candidates do in Iowa. It’s not ‘winner take all,’ so we’ll have to see how it all shakes out.
At this moment, when the very fabric of American life is at stake because of inequality, @ewarren is the president this nation needs, the Register’s editorial board writes. Read the endorsement: https://t.co/Ka6GaPoqyb pic.twitter.com/8frGPhEwSN
— Des Moines Register (@DMRegister) January 26, 2020