Warren spoke for just under 10 minutes at the start of the Marion, Iowa, event and had transitioned to taking question after question from the crowd when a 17-year-old high school student with a short blonde haircut - similar to the presidential candidate' - took the microphone.
Pollster Cornell Belcher, who worked on former President Barack Obama's SC research team, told the Times that Biden's support among black voters is close to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's support with the community in 2008, and none of his rivals for the nomination have come close to matching Obama's outreach to black voters. "But I also knew it was the right thing to do". At 22, when the marriage "just didn't work out", Warren says, she called her mother to let her know what was going on. In her 2017 book, she wrote about an argument over Warren's chances at college that became so heated her mother slapped her across the face.
After she finished, Warren asked Raelyn to give her a hug as the audience cheered. And while the internet has given rise to a slew of cringe-worthy "presidential nominees: they're just like us!" videos in which they drink beer and eat chicken wings, or equally awkwardly list their go-to comfort food (forever loling at Andrew Yang saying "Kind bars" and Marianne Williamson saying she doesn't have one), none have actually succeeded in achieving their goal of relatability. As the pair embraced, Warren told her: "We've got it. And I just-she's just, she gives me hope, which is not something that I've really had with other politicians, and I've followed politics for a while".
"And that she cared enough about me and about her for voters to be able to open up".
As for Warren, she said she's drawn to what she sees as authenticity. I think he's a talented guy. I knew how she felt about it.