For John, BLUF: Senator E Warren is my bet for Dem nomination. Well, not a real "bet". Nothing to see here; just move along.
On Sunday, in the "Ideas and Opinions" Section of The Boston Globe there was a big push for Senator Elizabeth Warren for the Democratic Party nomination for President in 2016. Four separate items, including a front of the Section Editorial. Is Ms Hillary Clinton beginning to look like LBJ in 1968?
The Editorial, starting on page K1, was "Democrats need Elizabeth Warren’s voice in 2016 presidential race".
Also starting on page K1 was an opinion piece by Ms Anna Galland, "Elizabeth Warren, run for the White House".
Inside, on page K4 was a piece by Mr Joshua Green, "Warren would be a credible threat to Clinton in the primaries".
Also on page K4 was a piece by Professor Robert Kuttner, of Brandis University and a co-editor of The American Prospect. The title is "If Elizabeth Warren does run, she would surprise skeptics".
I thought Professor Kuttner had a couple of insightful comments, including this one:
Forget the Harvard professor story. Warren is a lower middle-class kid from Oklahoma who lived the dream the hard way. She plays better than you would think in the heartland. And the fact that she did it on her own, not as a former First Spouse, adds to her credibility as a potential first woman president.This is why previously I stated that I thought the Democrats would run a "Southern Strategy", with a ticket made up of Senator E Warren for President and former Senator Jim Webb for Vice President.
As for her supposed lack of experience, she is a quick study. Professor Kuttner notes:
Warren is a rookie senator, but far from a political novice. As chair of the Congressional Oversight panel for the bank bailouts from 2008 to 2012, she bootstrapped an obscure agency into a first-rank player, and managed to lacerate Obama officials Larry Summers and Tim Geithner while staying on cordial terms with the President.I am told by Democrat friends that it will definitely be "Hillary" and that she will run away with the General Election. I am not so sure. I recommend people read Senator Warren's book, or listen to it on CDs.
I am not saying Senator E Warren is my personal choice, but I am saying that she will head the Democrat ticket.
Regards — Cliff