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The media is drafting Elizabeth Warren to run in 2016
Hotair ^ | 07/21/2014 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 07/21/2014 12:06:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

When asked just how vulnerable former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to a challenge from her left, the Acela Corridor’s political class is quick to note that 2016 is not 2008.

They observe that the factors which made Clinton vulnerable to a challenge from then Sen. Barack Obama in 2008 simply do not exist today.

For example, those grounded political reporters say, the former secretary is wildly popular among Democrats. They cite polling data which shows the former secretary leading her most likely challenger – the sitting Vice President of the United States – often by more than 30 points.

Finally, they note that Clinton’s major vulnerability in 2008, her 2002-2003 support for the Iraq War, is no longer a major concern within the Democratic Party’s left-wing. Her recent apology for her vote in favor of that operation, they say, has buried any hard feelings which might persist.

While the polls do not yet bear this assumption out, it is fair to say that most in the press believe that only individual who could mount a credible challenge to Clinton from her left is Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). The “reality-based community,” as it were, is however quick to note that even that scenario is highly unlikely.

This sentiment is best expressed by Slate’s Dave Weigel who recently performed an interview with the founder of campaign aimed at drafting Warren to run in 2016. He confessed that his questions for the founder of this group were “skeptical” in nature, which slightly undersold just how suspicious Weigel seemed to be of the effort to force the junior Massachusetts senator to run for the presidency.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016gopprimary; elizabethwarren; lieawatha; media; potus; warren2016

1 posted on 07/21/2014 12:06:08 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Send her some laced blankets like her ancestors.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 12:09:48 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama cannot/will not support Hillary, so he needs an alternative candidate. Fauxohauntus is perfect, she’s dumb, progressive, and will do whatever she’s told because she owes everybody.


3 posted on 07/21/2014 12:12:05 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: longfellow

Her beliefs and rhetoric could not fit more perfectly with today’s core Democrat voter. She could give Hillary a real run for her money if she does not end up in Fort Marcy Park first.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 12:12:59 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

In years past, I’d be thinking “that’s a go-nowhere pipe dream, trying to draft a communist loon to run for president.”

But then came Obama. Twice.

With the dems owning a rock-solid minimum guarantee of 262 electoral votes before the first vote is counted, Given the low-info nature of today’s American voter, Lie-a-watha would be nearly as difficult to defeat as the Ubershrew.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 12:13:11 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: SeekAndFind

I love the articles like some of those posted here yesterday written by DNC toads in the state controlled “media” proclaiming that Slick Willie’s wife has already picked out the new curtains for the White Hut and has scheduled to movers to move her in as soon as the Obamas move out. LOL! Boy, are those clowns in for a big surprise. I guess they didn’t get the memo from Fauxcahontas’ money handlers.


6 posted on 07/21/2014 12:14:38 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The future must not belong to those who slander bacon.)
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To: ScottinVA

RE: Given the low-info nature of today’s American voter, Lie-a-watha would be nearly as difficult to defeat as the Ubershrew.

Even if Ted Cruz is her opponent?


7 posted on 07/21/2014 12:14:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Fauxcahontas speak with forked tongue.......................


8 posted on 07/21/2014 12:15:10 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: longfellow

[ Send her some laced blankets like her ancestors. ]

Just use the ones from the border stations...


9 posted on 07/21/2014 12:20:12 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: Red Badger

Just keep showing the video of her running away when being asked about Israel invading Gaza. That’s real leadership for ya’.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 12:20:58 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ScottinVA

Hillary could pick her as VEEP and then you’d have a Lie-a-Whoppa and Fauxcahontas ticket!..................


11 posted on 07/21/2014 12:21:19 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: SeekAndFind

And the media won’t vet her.

And they’ll cover up every hypocrisy.

Warren is a Communist just like our media.


12 posted on 07/21/2014 12:22:29 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: SeekAndFind
A solid commie wealth re-distributor much more to the left than Obozo if that is even possible. PLUS since she is a faux Indian there can be no criticism allowed of such a candidate.
13 posted on 07/21/2014 12:22:37 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: massgopguy

Leading from behind......................


14 posted on 07/21/2014 12:22:46 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: SeekAndFind
The hardcore left really really doesn't like Hillary at all, and she's really become an embarrassment to the more moderate wing with the never ending accumulation of scandals.

She's very vulnerable.

Smoke signals from the east speak of war.

15 posted on 07/21/2014 12:24:37 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: ScottinVA

Obama won because he so effectively buried his past to the point where we don’t really know where he was born, who both of his parents were, what his SAT scores were, his GPAs, or any college transcripts. Fauxcahontus can’t hide her past, it’s too late. She will get destroyed in general elections, but I wish her all the best in the primaries.


16 posted on 07/21/2014 12:27:37 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: ScottinVA
With the dems owning a rock-solid minimum guarantee of 262 electoral votes.

More info please. List the states that are rock solid Dem that add up to 262.

Break my heart, please.

17 posted on 07/21/2014 12:30:10 PM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Even if Ted Cruz is her opponent?

Yep. And correction: 266, vs 262 EVs. That's WITHOUT FL, VA, NV and OH, which have all gone to Obama the last two elections.

18 posted on 07/21/2014 12:30:15 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Durus
She will get destroyed in general elections

Consider this...

The Democrat "blue wall" is around 242 electoral votes.

Those are states that have voted Democrat SIX TIMES CONSECUTIVELY or more.

So basically all they need to win is Florida or Ohio. Both states where (despite having Republican gov and sec of state) they have shown remarkable talents at vote fraud.

19 posted on 07/21/2014 12:34:37 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: SeekAndFind

Great..... The libtards roll out the fake Indian “Hunts at Whole Foods”.

The democraps are sick as hell.


20 posted on 07/21/2014 12:37:15 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: SeekAndFind
For example, those grounded political reporters say, the former secretary is wildly popular among Democrats.

That because Democrats are wildly insane, seriously. They have a far leftist as POTUS and he is just doing a bang up job isn't he, so of course what is the solution? Let's have ANOTHER far leftist as POTUS!!

21 posted on 07/21/2014 12:40:30 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: SeekAndFind

No. It is Obama and ValJar who wants to get Warren going.

She is his mini-me

He know Hillary will run against him and promise to crank back some of the more obnoxious provisions, and he can’t stand that prospect.


22 posted on 07/21/2014 12:45:23 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: SeekAndFind

McCain and Romney were both successfully portrayed as raving right-wing lunatic ideologues. And all of us here really know what they were, right?

Just watch what they do to an authentic Conservative like Cruz. I’m not saying that Cruz is the wrong candidate, just that he, like anyone the GOP runs, is going to get taken apart in an incredibly painful way. And with a lock on 262 (or so) EVs the Dems are going to take, gleefully take, the GOP nominee apart in the most brutal manner possible. Because they can.


23 posted on 07/21/2014 12:49:46 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: SeekAndFind

UG !


24 posted on 07/21/2014 12:55:55 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Red Badger

I thought Hillary was Brokeahontas!!!!


25 posted on 07/21/2014 1:25:29 PM PDT by ronniesgal (Good Grief.)
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To: SeekAndFind

From what I remember, Elizabeth Warren is the one who proposed the Guaranteed Retirement Account scheme, where the Feds would confiscate everyone’s IRA’s, 401K’s, etc... (for their own good of course) and require everyone contribute a certain percentage of their income to the government (for them to keep in a “lock box” until their retirement).

In understanding this to be not merely a concept that Warren supports, but CAME UP WITH, I wonder how many Democrats would still be willing to pull the lever for her?


26 posted on 07/21/2014 1:49:47 PM PDT by MNGal
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To: ronniesgal

Squaw has much wampum....................


27 posted on 07/21/2014 1:59:23 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Red Badger

if u mean bullshit by “wampum” I agree!


28 posted on 07/21/2014 2:10:24 PM PDT by ronniesgal (Good Grief.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh she’s just there to make Hillary look centrist. It’s like a NASCAR team.


29 posted on 07/21/2014 2:11:32 PM PDT by uncitizen (Buckle up! We're on the Facism Fast Track!)
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To: nascarnation

There is no way Fauxcahontas can win over the middle. As long as a conservative ran against her it would be a Reagan v. Mondale landslide.


30 posted on 07/21/2014 6:11:34 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus

Look at the other side of the argument.
The Democrat “blue wall” (states that have voted Dem POTUS six times consecutively or more) is about 242 evs.

So basically all the Dems need is Fl or Oh.
Where Dems appear to be very adept at voter fraud.
And Obama won with $4 gas, 8% unemployment (13% real), surging food prices, and trillion dollar deficits to the end of time.


31 posted on 07/21/2014 6:16:11 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation
All your are really saying is that there is no way we can win. If that is your opinion that have at it, however, the same people were saying the same thing before Reagan.

Obama is the quite conceivably the worst president in US history, and anyone that honestly thinks that a Democrat running on his record can win office either has rocks in their head, or it's time for another revolution. I'm going to bet the former rather than the latter.

32 posted on 07/21/2014 6:21:51 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus

“Somebody” may have said Reagan couldn’t win, but in 1980 it had only been 4 years since two consecutive Republican POTUS terms.
Nixon won 60% of the vote in 1972. And Ford, a very weak candidate with the Nixon “baggage” only lost to Carter by 3 percentage points.
America was a very different demographic then.


33 posted on 07/21/2014 6:32:50 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation
America was a very different demographic then

The demographics (based on race, religion, registered voters, party membership, pretty much any way you want to dice it) allowing for population growth, are far more similar to 1980 than they are different.

34 posted on 07/22/2014 8:29:50 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Durus

Every year 2.48m (mostly white, majority R voting people) die and are replaced by 2.52m (majority non-white, heavily D voting people).

Unfortunately that probably won’t be changing, and may actually accelerate with the Obamacare Death Panels and unfettered immigration.


35 posted on 07/22/2014 9:28:03 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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