‘Run Warren Run’ Finally Concedes That Elizabeth Warren Will Not Be Running For President

I’ve been saying it for months – Elizabeth Warren is not running for President of the United States. She is perfectly content where she is in the Senate, fighting Republican obstructionism hat has plagued our country for far too long. That being said, the “Run Warren Run” campaign, started by two progressive individuals as MoveOn and Democracy for America has finally decided to disband the campaign after six months.

All I can say is hallelujah. At a critical time for Democratic politics, the level of frustration having an entire grassroots organization composed of hundreds of thousands of individuals supporting a candidate who never intended to run (when we have three very good choices), was starting to get under my skin. I love Warren, and if she decided to run for president, I would throw my support behind her, no questions asked. But she’s not.

Ben Wilker, the Washington director of MoveOn, said, “We would still love for her to run, but she has been clear and consistent and at this point it doesn’t feel like there is an obvious way that we could change her mind.”

Gee, it only took you six months to figure that out. As far back as March Warren was adamant that she would not run. Meanwhile, members of MoveOn’s Facebook page continuously hounded the organization for their denial and refusal to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders – who they feel mirrors Warren perfectly.

With now 9 declared GOP candidates and only 3 declared Democratic candidates, it would be a good idea to get all our supporters on the same page, and not be stuck in fantasyland. However, the $1.25 million MoveOn and Democracy for America spent to unsuccessfully draft Warren will have been for nothing. Republican operatives used the Run Warren Run campaign to show their supporters that we were broken, and couldn’t rally around a real candidate (who was running) for the presidency.

The path to the White House is to rally around one of three candidates – Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, or Martin O’Malley. Should anyone else from our side decide to run, we can throw our support behind them too. But it certainly isn’t Warren, and I’m glad Run Warren Run finally sees that. Now that we have put that fantasy behind us, we can focus on the real candidates in a very real election.