Draw clear lines for the 2016 presidential battle.
Forget the polls.
Forget. The. Polls.
The Democratic nomination for president is Elizabeth Warren’s for the asking.
If that wasn’t the case two weeks ago, it is now after Warren’s performance trying to kill CRomnibus because of a rider scaling back a part of the Dodd-Frank financial scheme.
It doesn’t matter if Warren is right or wrong. She’s doing something. She’s leading.
Where has Hillary been?
Seriously, is Hillary any place to be found?
The headlines are all Liz Warren, all the time, and she’s getting the positive treatment for risking a government shutdown that Ted Cruz and Republicans never will receive.
Danny Vinik at The New Republic declares this The Week Elizabeth Warren Decided to Run for President:
We won’t know for a few months whether the Massachusetts senator will challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, but if she chooses to run, we’re going to look back at this week as a pivotal moment in Warren’s decision-making….
This doesn’t mean that she will run. On Tuesday, her press secretary said, “As Senator Warren has said many times, she is not running for president.” But note the present tense—Warren could still run in the future.
Team Obama, or more precisely, Team Obama operatives, are lining up behind Warren:
In an open swipe at Hillary Clinton, more than 300 operatives from President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns are urging the lefty Massachusetts senator to challenge Clinton for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
Their “Ready for Warren” site posted a letter Friday signed by the ex-Obama staffers.
I have said it many times, Elizabeth Warren has a unique ability to feed into a victim narrative, in which a relatively few bankers and industrialists allegedly have rigged the system.
MoveOn.org is lined up behind Warren, via HuffPo:
That’s the rallying cry MoveOn adopted this week as we launched a major, million-dollar campaign focused on convincing Senator Elizabeth Warren to run for president. Our members voted overwhelmingly — 81.3 percent of votes cast — to support this campaign, and we’re joining the millions of Americans across the country who are energized, inspired, and awed by Senator Warren, one of our country’s fiercest advocates for working families and the middle class.
So, Senator Warren, we’re making it clear: If you run for president, we’ll be right there with you, helping forge a path from the Iowa Caucuses all the way to the White House. We’ve got your back.
Forget that the personal narrative in the Moveon.org ad has problems.
You can feel how momentum could grow quickly, as it did for Obama against Hillary in 2007-2008:
Warren is a talented demagogue, as this excerpt from a speech which has gone viral among progressives demonstrates:
Just say Yes, Elizabeth, Just Say Yes.
Oh, sure, I’ll oppose you. But at least the lines will be clearly drawn.DONATE
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