Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign will be dead on arrival thanks to the baggage of her fake Native American gambit, Fox news contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy said Monday.
Campos-Duffy called Warren a “fraud” on Fox’s “Outnumbered,” saying that her campaign would inevitably bring up a botched DNA test that would come back to bite her.
Warren sent out a trial balloon Monday when she announced that she was forming an exploratory committee for a presidential run.
“Fraud” Warren will be DOA
“As far as I’m concerned, this campaign of Elizabeth Warren is dead on arrival,” Campos-Duffy said.
Campos-Duffy noted that Warren’s claims to Cherokee heritage didn’t get too much play outside the Right when she was running for the Senate, but President Donald Trump pushed the envelope on the issue and Warren felt “forced” to settle the matter with a disastrous DNA test in October that proved herself a “fraud.”
Campos-Duffy agreed with Washington Examiner Editorial Director Hugo Gurdon that Warren is a has-been who lacks the broad appeal to win the White House and said that her campaign will inevitably bring up identity politics that will turn off moderates when they’re reminded of her DNA gimmick.
“It would bring up all the identity politics people in middle America, Independents that she needs to win over, would absolutely be reminded of,” she said.
Warren released a video Monday in which she teased a campaign message based in the anti-capitalism she is known for, saying that America’s middle class is “under attack” by big corporations and that America “has been bought and paid for by a bunch of billionaires and giant corporations that think they get to dictate the rules that affect everyone.” It was then reported that Warren will make a trip to the primary state of Iowa this weekend.
Campos-Duffy echoed Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel, who tweeted that Warren was “out-of-touch” and a “total ‘fraud'” and that the American people would see through her fakery to realize that she is just another “extreme far-left obstructionist.”
On New Year’s eve, Warren tried to overcome that “out-of-touch” image in yet another embarrassing self-own. Copying the young upstart in her party, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Warren seemed to try the “hip millennial” angle to connect with voters by cooking food and drinking beer — just like those working-class Americans with factory jobs and stuff — in a live Instagram video reminiscent of Ocasio-Cortez’s attempts to reach constituents by cooking food on camera from her kitchen (Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand also hopped on the bandwagon.)
Drinking market beer on Instagram isn’t the first time Warren has tried and failed to appear “authentic” to voters. It immediately became clear that Warren had made a huge mistake when her DNA test showed that she had a laughable fraction of Native American ancestry and the Cherokee Nation rebuked her for disrespecting their heritage.
Warren had hoped to silence her critics, including Trump, who challenged “Pocahontas” to take a DNA test at a campaign rally over the summer. Warren took the bait and ended up dealing a perhaps fatal blow to her campaign before it even started.
Seemingly undeterred, Warren is forging ahead. But Gurdon noted that Warren will be fighting in a packed crowd of younger, more progressive candidates. Warren no longer stands out.
“She is kind of yesterday’s person. Her time has already come and gone,” Gurdon said.
Warren would be running in a year when identity politics will be huge, a game she has no chance of winning. When 2020 rolls around, progressives aren’t likely to have any tolerance for posturing white politicians.