If you were to ask Americans what’s the first thing that comes to mind when they hear the name “Elizabeth Warren,” a good chunk would likely say, “Native American.” It’s not that they still believe she should rightfully be considered a Native American based on the DNA test she gleefully shared with the world last year, but her name has been associated with the group ever since.
Despite this, she can’t stop associating herself with the group, appearing yesterday at a luncheon celebrating Native American leaders. It was intended to be an opportunity to apologize, but once again it keeps her name in the news in association with her biggest political faux pas. For once, it didn’t backfire; she’s had challenges with other Native American groups who have been insulted by her claims and even the attention she’s given them since the DNA test was released.
In the whole scheme of things, I can’t imagine Warren be anywhere near the top of the growing list of Democratic candidates vying for the opportunity to go after President Trump and the Oval Office. But who knows? There’s still plenty of time for her to make a splash.