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Warren Reportedly on Short List for Hillary Veep

Warren Reportedly on Short List for Hillary Veep

Firing up the base…

When it comes to putting Elizabeth Warren on the ticket with Hillary Clinton, the Democrats have a conundrum.

On one hand, Warren would excite the party’s progressive base and help shore up Sanders supporters. On the other hand, Warren’s vacated senate seat could be filled by a Republican appointed by Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

Harry Reid is reportedly looking into ways to get around the senate issue. Politico reports:

Source: Reid promoting Warren for VP

Harry Reid is quietly promoting Elizabeth Warren as a top pick to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, and the Senate minority leader is already looking into Massachusetts law to see how quickly her Senate seat could be filled if Warren were to ascend to the vice presidency, a source close to him said Friday.

Reid views Warren as someone who can unite the Democratic Party after the longer-than-expected primary battle between Clinton and Bernie Sanders, the source said. The person confirmed a Boston Globe story that reported Reid is actively researching the state’s special election rules.

“He thinks Warren is a good choice to unify the party,” the person close to Reid said.

This is a shift of sorts for Reid, who said recently that he would object to Clinton choosing as vice-presidential nominee any Democratic senator from a state led by a GOP governor with the authority to name the senator’s successor. That could create another hurdle for Democrats looking to regain Senate control this fall.

Of course, there are other issues which aren’t being addressed here. Warren is a polarizing figure. She may be a star with progressives but she’s reviled on the right. She has also never been vetted on the national stage.

Former DNC chair Howard Dean has one other problem with Warren. USA Today reports:

Howard Dean says Elizabeth Warren is too old to be Clinton’s running mate

Howard Dean said Friday he thinks Elizabeth Warren has the right ideas to be vice president, but she and and Hillary Clinton together would be too old a ticket.

Dean — who was the governor of Vermont and the chair of the Democratic National Committee — was on MSNBC Friday talking about Hillary Clinton, who he has endorsed.

Reporter Andrea Mitchell said that Warren was one of the strongest critics of Donald Trump, and pointed out that a Clinton-Warren ticket would send a strong signal to the party’s progressive side.

“Certainly somebody like that would be very helpful,” Dean said about the the Massachusetts senator.

But then he added, “I strongly believe we ought to have somebody under 50 on the ticket. I think the Baby Boomers have run this country for too long. We stepped away from that with Barrack Obama; we don’t normally go back a generation. We’re gonna have two Baby Boomers running for president on the Democratic and the Republican side. So I would like somebody very much who is not in the Baby Boomer generation. Who is in this new upcoming generation — the younger the better.”

Dean has a point. Hillary is 68 and Warren is 66.

I would think a greater problem is that Hillary Clinton’s ties to big banks and Wall Street represent everything Warren has ever said she is against.

Democrats would also have to answer a very important question about Warren.

What qualifies her for the job?


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As much as it might help her with the far Left Bernie crowd I find it hard to believe Hillary would want Warren as her VP. You’d have two women who both want to be Queen Bee and neither seem inclined to defer to anyone.
You also run the risk of really alienating the people who already have issue with a woman as POTUS – this would be double dosing their concern.

Good choice. A no-accomplishment airhead to complement the negative accomplishment airhead.

DDsModernLife | June 4, 2016 at 11:55 am

Every time I see Elizabeth Warren I’m reminded of the great Mark Steyn’s hilarious assessment:

The recipes from “Elizabeth Warren — Cherokee” include a crab dish with tomato mayonnaise. Mrs. Warren’s fictional Cherokee ancestors in Oklahoma were renowned for their ability to spear the fast-moving Oklahoma crab. It’s in the state song: “Ooooooklahoma! Where the crabs come sweepin’ down the plain . . . ” But then the white man came and now the Oklahoma crab is extinct, and at the Cherokee clambakes they have to make do with Mrs. Warren’s traditional Five Tribes recipe for Cherokee Lime Pie.

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Common Sense | June 4, 2016 at 12:07 pm

That would get Hilly the Native American vote.

Remember Warren’s comment:

“The Harvard Law professor is now claiming she knows she has American Indian blood because a female relative told her that her grandfather had “high cheek bones like all the Indians do.”

GREAT choice for hilly. Both are blatant liars.

Never going to happen…Goldman Sachs will not allow her on the ticket.

In all of history, no government became more honest, less corrupt, or respected its citizen’s rights more as it grew in size. E.L. 2016

legacyrepublican | June 4, 2016 at 12:36 pm

Perfect choice for a running mate! A bankruptcy attorney for a morally and ethically bankrupt campaign.

I hope they don’t let her negotiate any treaties.

I agree with Katie Jane. It won’t work with 2 queens. Throw in another 1 or 2 lisping homo queens in the cabinet & the hive will have to many queens, not enough workers.
I’m getting SO confused?! No matter how bad the fascio/commies would want it to work it just won’t!
You’ll end up with a Pussy Riot!

Warren would be automatic win for Clinton, if both of them want to do it. Sanders voters would migrate en masse.

And age argument is silly. They are both younger than Trump.

    Frank G in reply to fwiffo. | June 4, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    they are both older in image than he is. He doesn’t act his age. Expect: “Low-Energy Crooks and Liars, Hillary and Fauxcahontas!”

      Yeah, whatevers. He’s #ChickenDonald #StubbyFingers. If he wants to start with the name calling, Hillary will oblige and play the victim; she’s good at it. Somebody else will ridicule the orange sun-God of the AltRight.

    I agree. Plus, she’s doubling down on feminism, a safe bet in 2016.

It’s hard to see them as a set. They’re not terribly similar. They’re both absolutely ghastly females, and both chronic liars; but that’s about it.

In most ways which are probably important to D’rat voters, they’re opposites. Hillary is ultra-Establishment, spending a lifetime working her way up the vulnerable insides of the body politic like a tumor, and finally ready to burst out at the top. Warren is pretending to be Bernie Light, a rank outsider, a conquering barbarian at the gates bearing free gifts for the oppressed masses.

Not a lot of overlap there.

Also … I suspect Warren’s not too bright, but she’s brighter than Hillary. And she knows that she has a Sacred Burial Ground full of skeletons which she wouldn’t want exposed; if she’s a Veep candidate, and the press doesn’t dig up that stuff, Trump will. That would just ruin things for Warren, who’s currently sitting pretty; she conned her way into Harvard, then she conned her way into politics. She may see no need to run the risk of conning her way into the Executive, especially as she can just coast for the rest of her life in the Senate. The Senate’s even better than an appointment as a Federal judge, since a judge actually has to work occasionally.

    fwiffo in reply to tom swift. | June 4, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Whoever heard of picking VP with completely different voter appeal to plug in your own own weakness and drag in a group of voters that are not normally excited about you? Not me! That is never ever done.

Still think Castro will be the veep choice.
Young, Hispanic and communist to his core.
Perfect democrat to the base.

Cory Booker might be a good choice for her also – young, black, both mayoral & Senate experience, generally positive opinion of him by NJ residents and Zuckerberg likes him.

What about ummm… Rosie O’Donnell?

ALL F’ING RIGHT! Lying Hitlery and LIEAWATHA! Talk about your basic choice. We either vote for semi-sanity or FREE STUFF and all out socialism. OK let’s get it on.

Maybe Hitlery will “go across the aisle” and chose Romney?

Liars “squared” – this pair could beat a full house in the lack of integrity tournament.