2016 will become an all consuming debate next year……the media needs this to look as relevant as possible…..the pundits need it because they have nothing else going for them…….and we bloggers need her so that it is not a Hillary dominated diatribe.
There is lots of speculation whether she will run or not in 2016…..my thought is…….. please run! But what are the odds that she will throw her hat?
Elizabeth Warren has come out swinging against her own party on two contentious issues in recent weeks—and it could be a sign she’s moving closer to a presidential run, writes Danny Vinik at the New Republic. First, the senator opposed President Obama’s nomination of investment banker Antonio Weiss for the number-three position at the Treasury department, arguing in the Huffington Post that his nomination contributed to a message “that whatever goes wrong in this economy, the Wall Street banks will be protected first.”
This week, Warren took on the new spending bill, slamming a rider that derailed part of Dodd-Frank financial reform. The measure, she said on the Senate floor, “would let derivatives traders on Wall Street gamble with taxpayer money and get bailed out by the government when their risky bets threaten to blow up our financial system.” Once again, she was going against President Obama, who supported the bill, which eventually passed the House. Both these issues “hold significant appeal for the Democratic base that believes Obama has grown too close to Wall Street and worries that (Hillary) Clinton will be more of the same,” Vinik writes. Warren’s press secretary still says she “isn’t running for president,” but that doesn’t mean she won’t. Click for the full piece.
I can tell you that the true Left is been wanting since Bubba ran…….he tapped into a more liberal Repub base more than you would think…….Hil is going after that same base when she decides to run……once again the Left will be wanting and that is where Warren comes into the picture…….
Progressives dearly want Elizabeth Warren to run for president, even if conventional wisdom suggests that as a populist candidate, she doesn’t stand much of a chance of beating Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. But “something is in the air,” observes David Brooks in the New York Times. The Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases have raised anger on the left, and Democrats in general are moving into “opposition status” ahead of the next Congress, writes Brooks. He expects that “this aggressive outsider spirit” will only grow.
Warren taps into this combative mood perfectly. “Clinton is obviously tough, but she just can’t speak with a clear voice against Wall Street and Washington insiders,” writes Brooks. In an interview with NPR yesterday, Warren repeated the phrase, “I am not running for president” three times, but she’s got plenty of time to change her mind. “The fundamental truth is that every structural and historical advantage favors Clinton, but every day more Democrats embrace the emotion and view defined by Warren,” writes Brooks. Click for his full column.
The big question is….if she runs can she win? In my mind…YES….but I am not a typical Democratic voter…….regardless she should run to keep Clinton from being crowned the “leader” per-maturily.