I think this would have been a heartwarming anecdote about sacrifice and generosity in service to a cause if Warren had just pulled off a five-point win in New Hampshire. “This is how she did it,” we’d say. “She struck a chord with voters that resonated so deeply that they were willing to give her the last few dollars they have to speed her movement on to victory.”
But given the actual result last night, it feels more like Warren boasting that she watched some college kid flush money down a toilet.
Sometimes when people complain about how hard young adults have it, critics reply by naming all of the frivolous dopey expenses they’re prone to. “You’d have more in the bank if you weren’t buying Starbucks lattes every day.” “You’d have more in the bank if you didn’t insist on a Disney+ subscription.”