Elizabeth Warren hopes to become the next Democrat U.S. Senator but she may have hurt her chances after she referred to herself as an “elite hick” during a recent interview.
Speaking with ABC News Warren the Senate hopeful made her comment after political attacks were aimed at her Harvard professor background.
“I’m a new category, an elite hick,” said the Massachusetts Democrat while adding, I don’t even know what to say about that one.”
She then appeared to be joking when she laughed as she said:
“I’m going for the hick vote here,” and “I just want you to know. Maybe we could start wearing stickers that say, ‘Hicks for Elizabeth.’ Could we do that?”
Massachusetts Republican in the meantime called her use of the word “hick” insulting, apparently to actual hicks.
For there part her campaign says Elizabeth was just acting in jest:
“Elizabeth gave a self deprecating answer when an interviewer said that like her, he was from Oklahoma and often called a hick,” while adding, “It was a lighthearted moment in an otherwise serious conversation about Elizabeth’s fight for middle class families.”
If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times, cracking jokes in the middle of a near double dip recession just doesn’t translate well for voters who want real honest answers to unemployment and other risks of economic collapse.
Do you believe Ms. Warren was just attempting to tell a joke or that was her campaigns response to avoid further backlash from voters and the GOP?