When far-left U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spoke to the media outside her Cambridge, Massachusetts, home Thursday about her decision to end her presidential campaign, a reporter asked about another kind of race.
"I wonder what your message would be to the women and girls who feel like, 'We're left with two white men to decide between'?" the reporter inquired, presumably in reference to the leading Democratic candidates, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe Biden.
"I know," Warren responded before getting a bit choked up. "One of the hardest parts of this is all those pinky promises, and all those little girls who are gonna have to wait four more years. That's gonna be hard."
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Warren had been making "pinky promises" to young girls during her campaign "so that they'll remember that running for president is what girls do."
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Warren, a front-runner for the Democratic nomination a few months ago, drifted into the pack once primary season began.
Disappointing vote totals in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina gave way to Warren's chance to rebound on Super Tuesday. But she failed to win any of the 14 states up for grabs, including her home state of Massachusetts, where she took third place. In addition, Warren's total pledged delegate count sat at 65 as of Thursday morning, well behind Biden's 596 and Sanders' 531. She then reportedly flew home to reassess her campaign with staff.
According to Mic, the Biden and Sanders campaigns reportedly have been asking Warren for her endorsement, but she noted Thursday that such a decision will have to wait.
"I need some space around this, and I want to take a little time to think a little more," she said.