Elizabeth Warren surges in Wisconsin Democratic straw poll
Among the party faithful, it’s a race between Hillary and Liz.
Elizabeth Warren repeatedly says she “is” not running for President.
For someone who “is” not running, and who takes only single digits in national polling (because she “is” not running), Warren made a pretty good showing in a presidential straw poll at the Democratic state convention in Wisconsin, as reported by WisPolitics.com:
In the presidential race, 185 delegates favored Clinton, while Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was next with 81 votes. Vice President Joe Biden was well back in third place with 18 votes.
What do delegates matter?
It’s not like some of the critical early states are caucuses, or something. Where some candidate who motivates the base can turn out a disproportionate number of attendees and surge past the presumptive nominee who has a Democratic machine behind her. That would never work.
Elizabeth Warren “is” not running, so no need for Billary to worry.
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Run, Beth, run…..
I hope that the current President has poisoned the well of voters that this never happens, and the Congress reverts to adults….
I do like to dream…..
Also interesting is that while Clinton got 185 votes, 153 chose someone else.
And look at that list – talk about a weak national bench.
And the current VP got 18, only three more than “No votes”.
Actually, a strong showing for him.
I can understand her winning in the dark blue Mass but anywhere else the people have to see through this fake Indian.
You would think that people would see through phony Warren in a heartbeat – even in Massachusetts. But then remember that a majority of people voted for Obama. Not once but twice. I used to think in the long run you could count on the common sense of the American People. I no longer believe that to be true. I wish I did.
And just FYI the “down” arrow is from me. Tried to click on reply and hit the down arrow. Sorry.
First of all, there are a lot of states that will vote for anyone or anything with a (D) beside the name.
But more importantly, there are a lot of ticked off women voters that were behind Sec. Clinton is 2008, who thought she was robbed by a misogynistic culture, and are determined that a woman — any DEMOCRATIC woamn — wins next time. (Gov. Palin need not apply.) If Hillary cannot run (e.g. health reasons) or if Hillary blows it again, massive support will jell around Sen. Warren in a flash.
If that happens, she has probably a 60% chance of winning. A lot of women voters want a female President IN THE WORST WAY. And they are going to make it happen by any means necessary.
On the other hand, she is a not unattractive older woman who doesn’t dress up as Ernst Stavro Blofeld (so is Nancy Pelosi, but we must take our comforts as we find them).
Wait a minute! Is the United States seriously going to elect someone with a questionable background, including a phony biography? A person with not executive or management experience? A person whose only experience in government is an incomplete term in the Senate? No way!
What? Oh, right.
What were the criteria for getting on the straw ballot? Amy Klobuchar? Martin O’Malley of the Obamacare exchange fiasco?
I suspect this is little more than a measure of name recognition among the present voters.
Who wouldn’t want an Indian Princess as president?