I know, you thought I’d been trolling you these past few months with all my writing about how Elizabeth Warren might actually run for President, and how she would crush Hillary if she did (and they both know it).
But I wasn’t trolling.
Warren’s surge in the Wisconsin delegate straw poll was noticed mostly only by us, but was a sign that there could be a groundswell of support.
Warren is a unique political talent, in ways we have been documenting since early 2012. There is no one on the political scene today who plays upon and preys upon a sense of victimization and envy as well as Warren.
So it doesn’t surprise me that Ready for Warren has formed, as reported at HuffPo:
An enthusiastic band of activists has launched a campaign to slow the momentum of Hillary Clinton and convince Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) that she should run for president in 2016.
“I think there’s an opportunity for us to convince her if we’re really able to make the case as to why we think she’s the right person,” said Erica Sagrans, who has signed on as the Ready For Warren campaign manager.
Sagrans, who worked on President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, will be joined by political activist Billy Wimsatt, who previously founded the League of Young Voters and is going to be a senior adviser to the new group.
Reached for comment, Lacey Rose, Warren’s press secretary, told HuffPost, “No, Senator Warren does not support this effort.”
They are not intimidated by the well-monied Ready for Hillary:
— Ready For Warren! (@Warren4Prez) July 15, 2014
Is Warren running?
Let's get one thing straight: Elizabeth Warren is running. http://t.co/6hfySTsipE
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) July 15, 2014
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