Senator Elizabeth Warren has left little room for doubt that she has no plans to run for President in 2016. In fact, many Democrats are now shifting to hope that she might run with Hillary Clinton as veep choice. But even that is in shadow as many point out that Warren, smart and fiery as she may be, lacks the legislative or executive experience to do the job.
That’s not to say that she won’t position herself for a run at some point in the future. But Warren is staying pretty faithful to a cause that she has championed since her days as a Republican: the financial straits of the middle class, particularly lately that of students saddled with outrageous loans.
There are some people out there who want to keep the notion alive that Warren might challenge Hillary in the Dem primary. Perhaps they are looking for a good challenger to take Hillary down a peg before she hits the general election against whoever manages to make it there from the GOP side.
Edward Klein, who wrote a book about what he describes as a contentious relationship between Hillary and President Obama is quoting unnamed sources within the White House as saying that Obama will back Warren in a race against Hillary, even going so far as to order his staff to pressure Warren into a run rather than back Hillary.
Many of Klein’s claims in his book have been challenged and found unreliable. He relies on anonymous assertions and some of his material has been outright disproven. Yet he continues to press that Obama hates Hillary, despite his appointing her Secretary of State, that Bill Clinton hates Obama, and that Obama would rather back Warren that see Hillary win.
As for Klein’s claim that Obama is backing Warren, White House press secretary Josh Earnest says that Obama is not paying attention to the 2016 race yet.
Klein says Warren has not delivered a final statement on running.
Warren told The Boston Globe, “No, no, no, no, no.”
While it is true that Barack Obama was a Freshman Senator when he ran for President, he had already worked in legislation within the state of Illinois. While Warren may be seen as “populist” by some, she is seen as “far left” by the GOP. Chances are she will position herself, but only for those ends that she wants to achieve, namely, helping the poor and middle class who are squeezed in this economy.
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