Kasich 2.0 stays true to form

Kasich 2.0 stays true to form

I’ve said several times that I view Elizabeth Warren as the John Kasich of 2020 – or Kasich 2.0 if you will.

Like the original version, Kasich 2.0 got into this race believing that she is the only person capable of being President of the United States.

Like her predecessor, Kasich 2.0 has a nasty habit of scolding and lecturing us while playing up her humble roots. But instead of the son of a mailman, she is the daughter of a janitor (who, it turns out wasn’t a janitor).

And like version 1.0, Kasich 2.0 arrogantly stayed in the race longer than she should despite having no path to the nomination.

The only difference between the two versions was Kasich 1.0 actually managed to win his home state.

And yesterday, upon announcing her exit from the race, Kasich 2.0 stayed true to form.

Like John Kasich in 2016, Warren refused to endorse one of the two viable remaining candidates.

When I texted my brother to tell him Warren was dropping out, he asked me if she would endorse someone and, if so who did I think would get her endorsement.

I replied that if she does endorse someone, it’ll probably be Biden, but more likely, she won’t endorse anyone.

Because she is the John Kasich of 2020.

Why on earth would she endorse anyone when she’s spent the last year banging on endlessly that she’s the only one who can be President?

Well, last night while tootling along on Twitter, I saw a thread from Boston Globe reporter Jess Bidgood that started out with this:

She’s really living up to my Kasich 2.0 label, isn’t she?

Bidgood went on:

What a bitch.

But so typical of Elizabeth Warren.

When there were 28 people running for President and half of them dropped out months before the primaries even began, no, those people weren’t asked whom they endorse.

Nobody as Tim Ryan or Seth Moulton that.  Nobody (that I know of) inquired who Kamala or Kirsten were throwing their weight behind.  But then, none of those guys made it to Iowa.

And for the people who dropped out after South Carolina nobody had to ask them because they immediately endorsed Joe Biden upon dropping out.

Bloomberg, likewise, endorsed Biden when he dropped out the day after Super Tuesday.

Nobody had to ask them, you self-centered harridan, because they voluntarily offered their endorsement.

This is Liz Warren’s fundamental problem.  She ran for President, not to serve, but because she haughtily believed she was the only person in the universe worthy of being President.

So, sure, other candidates who dropped out threw their support behind one of the remaining candidates.

[Including, by the way, Julian Castro who endorsed Elizabeth Warren.]

But it’s absurd to expect Liz to do the same because, as Bidgood quotes her in that first tweet, “I think I would have made a better president than either one of them, that’s why I was running!”

She is Kasich 2.0.

He too refused to endorse the last remaining candidate because he, like his female Doppelgänger, thought he would have made a better president than Trump.

This is sour grapes, nothing more.

So certain was Elizabeth Warren that she would get the nomination, that her humiliating flame-out on Super Tuesday was an enormous blow to her over-inflated ego.

As Bidgood quotes in another portion of the thread: “’I’m disappointed,’ she said, ‘because I really thought we could do it.’”

Disappointed is an understatement.

Warren is crestfallen, devastated, and (most importantly) utterly humiliated.

That’s why she went dark for  more than 36 hours after her Super Tuesday flame-out.  She couldn’t show her face because the thought of facing the public after such a devastating loss made her cringe.

[Which is only fair since the rest of her campaign made us cringe.]

Liz doesn’t have a John Podesta to go out and address her equally crestfallen fans. What other choice did she have but to hole up in her house and wait for her bitter disappointment to pass.

Clearly she didn’t wait long enough.  Because even in these answers, Warren’s bitterness is impossible to miss.

This morning I watched Tucker Carlson’s opening segment from last night and his summation of Kasich 2.0 is spot-on.

Truthfully, Liz isn’t just the John Kasich of 2020;  she’s also the Hillary Clinton of 2020 – only this Hillary didn’t even get to the convention.

Like Hillary before her, Warren’s biggest blunder was mistaking media-created hype for the real thing.  She, like Hillary, believed her own media-fluffing propaganda.

She actually believed she would ride to the nomination with ease and enter Milwaukee like Jesus’ making His triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

Then the voters had a say. And Warren’s fantasy bubble burst like a festering zit.

I really don’t expect Warren to ever endorse anyone, if you want to know the truth.  And when the Democrats finally have a nominee, it won’t surprise me in the least if she even refuses to campaign on his behalf.

For Liz, the 2020 race delivered a crippling blow to her over-inflated opinion of herself.  These sour grapes of hers aren’t going to sweeten up over time.

Dropping out is probably the most humiliating thing that has ever happened to this woman.  Which, when you consider her countless humiliations just over the last year, is really saying something.

I just don’t see her getting over it any time soon.

You know.  Just like Kasich.

Not to mention Hillary Clinton.

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8 thoughts on “Kasich 2.0 stays true to form

  • March 6, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    Questin on your typing How do you get umlat?

    • March 6, 2020 at 1:08 pm

      On a mac, you hold the letter down until a secondary window pops up giving you a selection of numbered choices, then you press whatever number corresponds with what you want. No idea how you do it on a PC.

    • March 6, 2020 at 11:57 pm

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  • March 6, 2020 at 2:51 pm

    I can visualize Liz practicing in front of a mirror or camera.
    The perfect wave of the hand the smile the simpering phony humility.
    The husband conscripted into the game.
    Liz:” Honey do I look human.”
    Sure ya do.

  • March 6, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Mein Frau Danke!

  • March 7, 2020 at 1:27 am

    Kasich 2.0: brilliant!
    I never realized how similar the two were until you described it in this article! You would need a very large warehouse to fit both of their egos under the same roof. And the racket inside would be mind numbing; like a pair of Muscovy ducks hissing and flapping their wings at each other.
    Thank you.

  • March 7, 2020 at 8:26 am

    Kasich is a perfect example of power corrupting. I remember when he chaired the defense committee in the House after the historic 1994 Republican revolution. I remember him passionately attempting to cut spending for B2 bombers, a defense department cluster you know what. I was impressed with his apparent principled stance. The Republicans, to their eternal shame, pushed for the spending which the air force didn’t want.

    He is not the same man, by a long shot, anymore. He would be much more likely to support the spending today, as power has poisoned his character.

  • March 7, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Hillary Clinton became the dem nominee by hook and by crook and was tremendously despised by the electorate; ergo, President Trump. Warren will never be a nominee but is still tremendously despised by the electorate; ergo, fuggettaboutit. Bernie is a total jerk and Biden is an old man with a deteriorating mind; ergo, President Trump. MAGA and KAG

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