She was hounded by her mishandling of the claims of Native American heritage and watched senatorial colleagues like Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris shoot past her in the early jockey to win President Donald Trump next November.
What happened on Monday night in Jackson, Mississippi, is very important to Warren and her followers. In a town hall sponsored by CNN, Warren did a very powerful job in exposing her political strikes that we knew were supported by the powerful – and emotional – retelling of her childhood struggles.
particularly highlighted. Here is the exchange between Warren and CNN's Jake Tapper:
TAPPER: You're talking about how your family was on the brink of financial disaster for much of your childhood. How did that affect your life in the Senate?
WARREN: I'll tell you about it. I have three older brothers. They all went out and went to the military. That was her ticket for the American middle class. I was the baby in late life. My mother called me "surprise" and about the time I was in middle school, my dad had a heart attack and it was serious. I thought he was going to die. The ecclesiastical neighbors brought covered dishes. It was an eerie time. He survived but could not work again. We lost our family car and at night I heard my parents talk. There I learned words like mortgages and foreclosures. I remember the day I went to my parents' bedroom and lay on the bed, the dress. And some people here know the dress. It's the one who comes out only for weddings, funerals and school graduation, and my mom is in her panties and she has stockings and she paces and she cries. She says, "We will not lose this house, we will not lose this house." She was 50 years old. She had never worked outside the house. She was really scared. And I watched her, finally pulling it together, putting on the dress, putting on the high heels, cleaning her nose, going to the Sears and getting a minimum wage, and that minimum wage saved our house, but more importantly, it has ours Family saved.
To get the full effect of the answer, you must watch it. Warren is visibly emotional. Her eyes are filled with tears as she tells the courage of her mother. Look at this:
(The Warren campaign, when she realized that her candidate had just had a moment, tweeted the video of her reply ). Because presidential campaigns are about moments to gain insight into who a candidate really is and what motivates him to run for the country's highest office. She is a self-confident politician who has put her meaty policies at the center of her campaign. However, voters do not select a candidate who relies solely on political documents. If so, every president would be a former thinker. Who the candidate is, plays in the decision of the President an absolutely crucial role. At the root, people usually vote for the president based on the belief that the person they choose to "get" them in a fundamental way.
This brings me to Warren's emotional account of her family's economic struggles and her mother's courage in the face of potential financial collapse. It was not the first time she had told this story. When Warren covers CNN for MJ Lee
retelling her childhood is a staple of Warren's Stumpfrede. But most people have not seen Warren Stumpfrede. They've probably read or seen reports of their struggles to determine whether or not they are of American descent. You may know that she is a Massachusetts senator who has previously worked in the Obama administration. But that's it.
Warren's intense confrontation with childhood struggles Monday was on national television and primetime. Many people have either seen it live, seen some of it on social media, or read it on a website like this one. That counts. To win a presidential nomination, you have to be able to perform in bright lights and everyone is watching.
Warren did that on Monday night. That should serve as a catalyst for a campaign that needs it.