Rachel Maddow tells Warren her 2020 exit is 'crushing,' a 'death knell' for a future female POTUS

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow talked to Elizabeth Warren after she dropped out of the 2020 race, sharing her thoughts on frontrunners Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, whether she’d run for vice president, and how she takes ownership of hurting Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 chances. Warren talked about inspiring the next generations of women in government service.

  • Trump coronavirus incompetence 'like its own natural disaster', Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about the global factors that are undermining the U.S. economy as the damage from the spread of the coronavirus collides with the incompetence of the Trump administration.
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about how her run for president changed her, particularly in the way it put her in personal contact with American families that are struggling and needing a government that works for them.
  • At the end of the day the numbers just weren't there, Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about her decision to drop out of the 2020 presidential race.
  • Just a little longer before we have a woman in the White House, Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about the despair some women feel that there will never been a woman in the White House, emphasizing the persistence that change requires.
  • The job of Senator is a good job, Elizabeth Warren, in an exclusive interview with Rachel Maddow, addresses whether she's thought about whether she'd accept an offer to be running mate of either of the remaining Democratic front runners.
  • Despite differences, Warren doesn't doubt Biden's sincerity, Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about her history with former Vice President Joe Biden, their policy differences, and the goals they have in common, although they may approach those goals differently.
  • Time to think more creatively about 'organized nastiness' online, Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about the ugliness she saw online from Bernie Sanders supporters and the problem of online abuse broadly in American political discourse, and the need for political leaders to find new creative solutions to put an end to it for the sake of a healthy democracy.
  • Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about why she thought Michael Bloomberg was the riskiest candidate on the Democratic debate stage and was the least likely to defeat Donald Trump.
  • Bailey the dog joins Elizabeth Warren and Rachel Maddow after sampling some of Rachel's yummy interview notes.
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow shared her dismay with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, who dropped out of the 2020 race after a dismal showing on Super Tuesday, that there might not be a female president in her lifetime.
Sitting in Warren's living room, Maddow told the progressive senator about the impact her withdrawal from the presidential campaign had on women, not acknowledging that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, is still in the race.
"I'd like to ask you about the elephant in the room, which is a conversation you've had a number of ways and you talked about it eloquently today... I think that a lot of women around the country right now feel differently about you dropping out," Maddow began. "You leaving the race feels different. If Hillary Clinton can't win when she gets the nomination and you can't get the nomination and neither can Kamala Harris, and neither can Amy Klobuchar, and neither can Kirsten Gillibrand. I mean, I think part of what's going on today is women around the country are like, 'OK, honestly!' If it's not going to be any of them, let's get real. Is it just that it can't be any woman ever?' Are we just going to run, you know, white men in their late 70s against each other, both parties and that's all we can agree to do?"
Overlooking the election of Barack Obama, she continued, "I think there's a feeling that your campaign ending is very specific to you and it also feels a little bit like a death knell in terms of the prospects of having a woman president in our lifetimes."
"Oh God, please no," Warren reacted. "That can't be right."
"You know what I'm talking about," Maddow said.
"I know exactly what you're talking about" the senator responded. "This cannot be the right answer."
The liberal host and MSNBC's go-to debate moderator went on to admit that she is part of Warren's "stripe."
"I'm 46. I am a professional. I live in New England. I have an advanced degree. You have a lot of people who have a lot of different stripe support you around the country but, like, I'm your stripe," Maddow said to Warren, causing her to laugh. "Like, my marching orders is your bullseye. And as such, I have been hearing all day today from people who I know ... women who are just bereft. They're telling me they can't get off the couch. And these are not people who were working on your campaign or people who are particularly involved in politics, but there is something about your fight and your qualifications and your qualifications indeed in comparison to the people who are still in... it was inspiring and now it feels crushing."
Warren then laughed at Maddow's question when she asked if she was looking to run for president again.
"I have not ruled it out," Warren said.