Elizabeth Warren explains in her new book why she is “still laughing” after losing to Biden.
A week from today, Senator Elizabeth Warren looks back on her withdrawal from the 2020 presidential election and publishes her book, Persist, looking forward to “this crucial moment in history.” At stake. Now, once in a generation, we have the opportunity to create something new, shake off who we were, and decide who we want to be. Stay up to date with the latest market trends and economic insights at Axios Markets. As a candidate to subscribe for free, Joe Biden may not have looked like a progressive fire brand, but he and Kamala Harris are the most aggressive economics in US history. We ran a campaign that promised social and racial change. They won more than 7 million votes, the most votes of any presidential ticket in the history of the Republic — and they accomplished this feat against the incumbent president. Measure their victory as you like, but there is no doubt that it was the mission of change. “In 2012 I was new to politics. In 2020 I was new to losing,” Warren wrote. Race on March 5th: Not only did I lose, but I felt a little numb because I spent almost every second of every day devoting myself to the campaign for 14 months. speech. Team meeting. airplane. Town hall. TV interview. Read the policy memo. Call a $ 3 donor. Write a plan. There was always something to do. always. And — click — it’s over. The curtains went down and my world soon became quiet. … I noticed a message on the sidewalk in front of my house [in Cambridge].. Someone wrote “Thank you!” With bright pink chalk. … [L]That morning, someone left the chalk box outside and more messages appeared on the sidewalk all day long. “Dream Big Fight Hard” “Pinky’s promise is eternal.” “Our queer family loves you.” The children drew flowers, the sun, ponies and rainbows. … the next morning I opened the kitchen door. It leads to a small porch next to our house. The biggest message I’ve ever had was on the sidewalk next to the driveway. Two feet high, each letter was one word: PERSIST. Another sentence is in the famous plan of her campaign — for over 14 months, “81 Glory, Juicy, Interesting, Hard, Important, Incomplete Plans”: T-shirts and coffee mugs promoting the plan. It was fun to put out, but the real power of these plans was to show exactly how to dismantle the economic and political systems that worked well for the top people. But leave everyone else behind. … In August 2019, we held a city hall in St. Paul, Minnesota, with approximately 12,000 participants. There were hours of selfie lines, but one of the best moments was when a young man waved my hand and said he wanted to thank all the plans. It is not a concrete plan, but a summary of all plans. He explained that he ran for the local office for the second time. When he ran a few years ago, he was told, “No one gives them a plan. Generally say what you like and dislike, then talk about the Vikings.” It was. This time he said he was talking about the plan. And every time he gets criticized, he will say, “If Elizabeth Warren can do it, I can do it too.” On the night of the 2020 election, Biden headed for victory and Senate rule was uncertain. Warren writes: Senator wrote that her signature plan was “currently on the shelves for future campaigns and future policy makers. It gave us an important framework for big dreams.” ing. I lost, but I’m still laughing. 📚 Read the 2,400 word excerpt. … get the book. More Axios Information: Sign up to get the latest market trends at Axios Markets.Subscribe for free