Warren, Gabbard Make Stops At Detroit's Eastern Market

"Prediction has been a terrible business."

WWJ News
March 03, 2020 - 10:27 pm
Elizabeth Warren at Eastern Market

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DETROIT (WWJ) -- Two Democratic presidential candidates made Super Tuesday stops in Detroit, hoping to rally supporters ahead of next week's Michigan primary election.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, with many pundits claiming she's effectively out of the race for the presidency, spoke at Eastern Market, encouraging voters not to buy into the predictions.

"Prediction has been a terrible business. And pundits have gotten it wrong over and over," she told the crowd.

"No matter how scared you are, no matter how hard it looks, you get out there and you fight for the people you love."

If anyone was wondering whether the 70-year-old Massachusetts senator would remain in the race as the Democratic presidential candidate fields consolidates, she put that to rest quickly in her hour-long rally at before a vocal group of roughly 2,000 supporters.

Warren, calling it the moment to "dream big, fight hard and win," said it's time to choose "hope over fear" and "courage over cynicism."

She called out Capitol Hill lawmakers, who she says favor big companies over families.

"Today the question asked in Washington for setting minimum wage is what will maximize the profits of giant, multinational corporations. Well, I don't want a government that works for giant, multinational corporations -- I want one that works for our families," Warren said.

A few blocks up Russell Street, fellow candidate Tulsi Gabbard rallied her camp at the Eastern at Eastern Market, preaching the importance of unity. 

The Hawaiian congresswoman quoted Abraham Lincoln, saying "a house divided against itself cannot stand."

She says "that will be our reality" if voters do not unite.

"Our nation is not defined by one person who occupies the White House," Gabbard said. "Our nation is defined by us."

As 14 different states held primaries on Tuesday, Michigan is gearing up for its primary next Tuesday, when five other states will also hold elections. It did not appear either woman would win any states Tuesday night, including Warren's home of Massachusetts.