Two of the most *likable* women
Two of the least likable, least trusted women in Democrat politics are reportedly “becoming closer,” even colluding behind the scenes. Imagine a Hillary 3.0 run with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as the 2020 Hillary. What can go wrong?
Elizabeth Warren’s team doesn’t want to talk about Hillary Clinton, but that doesn’t mean the 2020 presidential candidate isn’t talking with her party’s 2016 nominee.
The two women have kept a line of communication open since the Massachusetts senator decided to run for president — though only a conversation around the time of Warren’s launch has been previously reported — according to several people familiar with their discussions who spoke to NBC on the condition of anonymity because of the political sensitivity of private interactions.
It’s not clear from the report who is using whom, but with these two, it’s likely both?
NBC News continues:
Clinton is a fraught subject for the Democratic contenders — perhaps for none so much as Warren, who, in the shadow of Clinton’s defeat, is seeking to become the second woman to win the party’s nod and the first woman elected president.
. . . . More immediately, Warren would no doubt like to win over support from Clinton voters, particularly women — and women of color — as she battles Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former Vice President Joe Biden and the rest of a field that trails the top-tier triumvirate.
But Warren has made little effort to publicly highlight ties to Clinton, who is perceived by many on the left as too centrist and who was defeated in an election Clinton and her allies believe was heavily colored by President Donald Trump waging a misogynistic campaign. To the extent that Democratic primary voters fear a repeat scenario in 2020 — and to the extent that she’s competing with Sanders for the votes of progressives — there may be good reason for Warren to keep her distance from Clinton publicly.
At the same time, people who know and like both women say there are more similarities between them than some of their partisans would like to admit. Each is a policy powerhouse with an uncommon command of details, and possess the ability to master new material quickly with a deep intellectual curiosity. Like Clinton, Warren focused the early part of her campaign on developing a raft of policy proposals and rolling them out.
More important, an explicit or implicit blessing from Clinton could help Warren if she finds herself battling for delegates and superdelegates at a contested Democratic convention next summer.
It is clear that comparisons between the two are not complimentary . . . at least among the right and center-right (i.e. voters the Democrat nominee will need to win in a general election).
In fact, they are so alike in terms of agenda and personality (or lack thereof) that the left works overtime to assure us that they are nothing alike. Not at all, and you’re sexist if you think otherwise. Because of course.DONATE
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