Remember when Obama said he wasn’t going to run? Sleep well, Hillary, sleep well.
Until now, it’s been purely present tense.
“I am not running for President.”
The tea leaf readers were undeterred, insisting that Warren had not ruled out running in the future.
BREAKING: A possible twist.
Someone asked Warren if she is “going to run” for President, and she said “No.”
Granted, the words “going to run” did not come from her mouth, but were built into the question, but she did say “No.”
Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) gave a new type of answer about possibly running for president: she’s not going to run for president.
Warren, a favorite of the liberal wing of the Democratic party, was asked if she was going to run for president in an interview with Sheila Bair for Fortune magazine.
“So are you going to run for president?” Bair asked.
“No,” Warren responded.
That response is different from one Warren gave in an interview with NPR where she said she’s not running for president but declined to say in the future tense that she wouldn’t run for president. Fans of Warren running for president in 2016 said this showed that she had not completely closed the door to the idea.
How significant is this? She didn’t say it herself. It could have been Warren didn’t pick up on the nuance between present and future (?) tenses:
The Wall Street Journal reports the progressive groups who want Warren to run are undeterred:
Of course, prior disavowal of presidential ambitions didn’t prevent then-Sen. Barack Obama from joining the 2008 campaign he eventually won. Nor has it stopped Mitt Romney from discussing a 2016 run after firmly ruling it out many times since losing the 2012 race….
And her remarks come on the same day that two groups urging Ms. Warren to seek the White House announced the launch of a New Hampshire campaign to support her. MoveOn and Democracy for America on Tuesday said they would begin a Granite State effort to back Ms. Warren on Saturday.
MoveOn and Democracy for America released a joint statement Tuesday saying they are undeterred in their effort to draft Ms. Warren to run for president.
“Sen. Warren has been clear for years that she isn’t planning on running. If she were running, there wouldn’t be a need for a draft effort,” the groups said. “We launched the Run Warren Run campaign to show Senator Elizabeth Warren the tremendous amount of grassroots enthusiasm and momentum that exists for her entering the 2016 presidential race and to encourage her to change her mind.”
I think Warren is playing it cool. There has to be more demand for her to run.
You have to want her to be what you have been waiting for.
I want her to run.
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