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You can feel it growing. Barney Frank thinks Elizabeth Warren will run for President, despite her present-tense denials:
 What Barney Frank lacks in tact, he makes up for in clarity. The former Massachusetts congressman tells the State House News Service in Massachusetts that it's "very unlikely" Hillary Clinton won't seek the presidency in 2016. But he also believes Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., – who is in the midst of a publicity tour for her new book – privately harbors White House ambitions. She is a senator, after all. Asked whether Warren has any inclination to seek the presidency, Frank said, "Oh, I think yes. In the first place, why would you want to get into a profession and have no interest in rising to the top of it? I don’t know anybody who has that."
Despite Elizabeth Warren's statement that she isn't running for President (technically true), the media is making the case for her. The latest is Aaron Blake at WaPo's The Fix, Why Elizabeth Warren is perfectly positioned for 2016 (if she wanted to run):

Forget the current polling as between Hillary and Elizabeth Warren. It pits Hillary against someone who "isn't running." For all my criticisms of Warren, and they are extensive, I am convinced that if she ran, she would crush Hillary, just as Obama did. Warren, as did Obama, has a unique ability to demagogue the core Democratic narrative of victimhood in ways that would make Hillary blush. She is more cunning than Hillary, more popular with the base, would bring an excitement the contrived Ready-for-Hillary movement could only dream of.   Democrats may be "ready" for Hillary, but they don't really want her. Face it, Democrats, in your heart of hearts, you want Elizabeth Warren to run.  She is the next One you have been waiting for.   You can imagine yourselves singing:
We’re gonna spread happiness We’re gonna spread freedom Obama’s Liz's gonna change it Obama’s Liz's gonna lead ‘em
You need to convince yourselves to support Hillary, and you will if you have to, but you don't really want to have to. Byron York makes the case that we should not rule out a Warren run:

I have been telling you for at least a year that Elizabeth Warren will be a serious challenger to Hillary, if she wants it. You have to realize that Democrats in general, and particularly the liberal base, don't give a hoot about Warren's rip-off of Cherokee...

David Frum at The Daily Beast, and Alex Pareene at, each write about Elizabeth Warren and Ted Cruz, and 2016. Frum sees a Warren run ending in defeat at the hands of the Clinton machine, How Ted Cruz Can Win in 2016: Democrats liked Hillary personally. But...

You better at least get ready. There's a buzz being fed. Warren gave a speech to the AFL-CIO today, and the "draft Warren" talk is starting. There is no bigger or better demagogue in American politics. No one is as keyed into the politics of...

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