Warren’s policies were way to the left, her earlier debacles (like the DNA test) revealed terrible political judgment, and her classic persona as a know-it-all Harvard professor with a plan for everything was almost identical to that of every earnest Democratic candidate who has lost in the last few decades.
It’s true, but actually irrelevant, that Warren is well left-of-center; after all, every presidential initiative has to pass through the filter of committees ad nauseum, the House of Representatives, and the Senate. Have we forgotten, in the Trump era, that the president doesn’t merely issue decrees? That there is a lengthy legislative process before an idea becomes a law, and that the process inevitably waters-down radicalism toward the mean acceptable to a majority?
Where Warren shines is where it counts most — in brains and character.