Nate Silver’s Five Thirty Eight blog finds that Elizabeth Warren would be the most liberal presidential nominee ever if she were to run and win the Democratic primaries:

Elizabeth Warren probably isn’t going to run for or win the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, but that hasn’t stopped progressives from trying to get her to run. And it’s no wonder: Warren would be among the most liberal presidential candidates — if not the most liberal — in the modern era (since 1972, when Democrats began selecting their nominee through the caucus and primary process).

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I think it would be terribly unfair if Democrats had to settle for their second choice, Hillary, when in their heart of hearts they want Liz.

True, Warren didn’t build her reputation on her own, she had, ahem, help from George Lakoff, but still she’d make a great candidate, just like George McGovern.