Warren played hard to get when it came to running for Senate too
You can feel it growing.
Barney Frank thinks Elizabeth Warren will run for President, despite her present-tense denials:
What Barney Frank lacks in tact, he makes up for in clarity.
The former Massachusetts congressman tells the State House News Service in Massachusetts that it’s “very unlikely” Hillary Clinton won’t seek the presidency in 2016.
But he also believes Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., – who is in the midst of a publicity tour for her new book – privately harbors White House ambitions.
She is a senator, after all.
Asked whether Warren has any inclination to seek the presidency, Frank said, “Oh, I think yes. In the first place, why would you want to get into a profession and have no interest in rising to the top of it? I don’t know anybody who has that.”
Despite Elizabeth Warren’s statement that she isn’t running for President (technically true), the media is making the case for her.
The latest is Aaron Blake at WaPo’s The Fix, Why Elizabeth Warren is perfectly positioned for 2016 (if she wanted to run):
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says she’s not running for president in 2016, and we believe her — for the most part.
But there is one thing that will keep the pilot light of the Warren for President speculation aflame: the almost-gaping hole in the Democratic primary that seems tailor-made for her.
Look no further than the new Washington Post-ABC News poll for a little glimpse into that void. The poll shows that a huge portion of the Democratic base not only dislikes Wall Street and big business; its voters actually think these institutions are inflicting harm on them personally….
Given this — along with her well-demonstrated fundraising prowess — it’s not difficult to envision Warren becoming instantly relevant in the 2016 presidential race, which is why the questions about whether she’ll eventually run won’t stop anytime soon.
Michael McAulif at HuffPo also makes the case, How Elizabeth Warren’s Own Book Makes The Case She Should Run For President
Elizabeth Warren is adamant that she is not seeking to move up to the White House.
“I am not running for president,” the Massachusetts Democrat told The Huffington Post, as she has told many others. “You can ask that question any way you want, but you’re going to get the same answer.”
That’s not exactly the question HuffPost was asking, though. The question was why readers of her new memoir and political treatise, A Fighting Chance, shouldn’t take from it a very powerful argument for why Warren should run….
Perhaps Warren does not think that climbing onto the high-profile platform of a presidential bid lands in the category of doing “everything I can.” But her book also shows how often in her public career she looked at the lay of the land and said no, or at least hesitated. She often had to be convinced.
The Democratic bureaucracy, which backs Hillary, should want Warren to run. If Hillary is anointed, Democrats will always wonder, “What if?”DONATE
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