That leaves Warren as, at most, the front-runner faute de mieux — and one who seems to have taken some lessons from the president she obviously detests, Donald Trump.

1. Don’t back down on even the diciest stands.

Her claim of Native American ancestry and her statement that she lost her teaching job because she was “visibly pregnant” don’t seem well founded. And her insistence that the Ferguson cop committed “murder” is contradicted by the Obama Justice Department’s thorough investigation of that tragedy.

2. Take what many consider unpopular stands on issues.

Like many Democrats, Warren seems to have concluded that if a rule-breaking candidate like Trump can be elected president, then none of the old political rules apply anymore.

So, Warren has endorsed Medicare for All and eliminating private health insurance. She has said she’d ban fracking for oil and natural gas. She has supported decriminalizing illegal border crossing, providing health care for illegals who get across and paying reparations to the descendants of slaves.