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Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:43 PM

 

Elizabeth Warren is not just an obviously bright person. There is something about her that

lets her honesty, integrity and caring about one's neighbor come shining through. This, I think,
is what makes her so appealing to so many people. I think she will win the MA election by a
huge margin.

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Reply Elizabeth Warren is not just an obviously bright person. There is something about her that (Original post)
Cal33 Jan 2012 OP
Gidney N Cloyd Jan 2012 #1
graywarrior Jan 2012 #2
Cal33 Jan 2012 #4
SharonAnn Jan 2012 #18
OKNancy Jan 2012 #3
grasswire Jan 2012 #5
unblock Jan 2012 #7
Cal33 Jan 2012 #9
EC Jan 2012 #12
unblock Jan 2012 #6
Moostache Jan 2012 #8
Cal33 Jan 2012 #15
eridani Jan 2012 #24
Cal33 Jan 2012 #27
da_decider Jan 2012 #10
William769 Jan 2012 #11
Cal33 Jan 2012 #28
trackfan Jan 2012 #13
Cal33 Jan 2012 #16
Broderick Jan 2012 #14
bemildred Jan 2012 #17
MannyGoldstein Jan 2012 #19
rufus dog Jan 2012 #20
marasinghe Jan 2012 #21
Cal33 Jan 2012 #29
Zorra Jan 2012 #22
eridani Jan 2012 #23
hootinholler Jan 2012 #25
PotatoChip Jan 2012 #26
Cal33 Jan 2012 #31
lumberjack_jeff Jan 2012 #30
Odin2005 Jan 2012 #32

Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:47 PM

1. She doesn't just seem bright, she seems Wise.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:50 PM

2. and compassionate

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:55 PM

4. Yes, wisdom does seem to be a part of her make-up.

 

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:58 PM

18. She seems warm, and real.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:53 PM

3. Proud to call her an Okie!

Well, she lived the first 18 years of her life here.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:56 PM

5. the "it" factor in politics -- priceless

Authenticity. Genuine.

More than charisma, because a bad person can be charismatic.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:06 PM

7. it's intriguing because she comes off as NOT a politician.

part of the appeal, i think, is because she comes off as more of an engineer in the sense of someone who isn't power-hunger and polemic (despite republican efforts to paint her as such) but is simply an ordinary person who happens to be highly knowledgeable and eager to actually fix what's wrong.

america is STARVED for congresscritters more interested in solving problems than playing power games.

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Response to unblock (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:18 PM

9. Yes, we need more people like her in high office - both in government and the public sector.

 

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Response to unblock (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 02:34 PM

12. I think she comes on more like

a cool mom.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:59 PM

6. she "gets it".

few people seem to really get it.

many of the people in congress (regardless of where they are on the political spectrum) understand the catch-phrases, the lingo, and what makes constituents/donor tick. but we people in politics genuinely understand what the hell they're really talking about.

warren does.

a rare bird she is.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:10 PM

8. I will happily vote for her WHENEVER I get the chance!

Of course, since I am stuck out here in the hinterlands of East Kansas, I will just have to wait for her to run for POTUS...but she is going to make an awesome first female president.

When I see her speak and watch her in action, I question the sanity of all Sarah Palin supporters even more than usual...its like looking at a Ferrari (Warren) and saying its just as good as a Yugo (Palin)!

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Response to Moostache (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 05:11 PM

15. If she should run for president, she'd have my vote too.

 

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Response to Cal33 (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 06:44 AM

24. But isn't the thought of going onto the presidency after a partial Senate term--

--preposterous? Oh, wait........

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Response to eridani (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 10:51 AM

27. I think it depends upon the individual. Yes, I was disappointed in Obama, and he did seem

 

to have all the qualities when he was running for the presidency in 2008. But wait, I
haven't totally given up on him yet. Too many Dems. are dwelling only on his incredible
appeasement of the Right-wingers. They don't even know of the many good things he
has done. Yes, I have mixed feelings about him. He still has the time to change, if he wins a
second term -- which he probably will.

It's unlikely that Elizabeth Warren would become an appeaser of the R-W's insane greed
to such an extent. Her entire outlook says so. She was the one who raised up the idea of
offering protection to us, the consumers of our nation, to begin with. And this means
fighting against corporate corrutpion. Of course, there is still the possibility that she could
change should she become president. In my opinion, the chances of this are infinitely small.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:42 PM

10. The Best thing about this lady? Republicans HATE her!

That's why I like her; there are only a few people hated by GOP as much as she is.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:44 PM

11. I posted this in the Video & Multimedia Forum.

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Response to William769 (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:01 AM

28. Thanks for posting this video. I appreciate it a lot.

 

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 02:44 PM

13. She doesn't seem like she's bullshitting you.

Most of what politicians say is Bullshit. Bullshit is different from a lie. It can even be technically true, but couched in lying salesmanship. Most, not all, politicians on both sides of the political spectrum, speak primarily in Bullshit; she seems to be one who doesn't. I hope they don't change her.

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Response to trackfan (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 05:21 PM

16. She's never run for political office before. This is the first time. I don't

 

think she'll change for the worse -- she's already 61.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 02:47 PM

14. My kind of politician

if there is such a thing in my world.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 06:18 PM

17. She is thoughtful and articulate. We are just not used to that on TV. nt

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:07 AM

19. She's gonna crush it

 

Scott Brown will soon be a greeter at one of our soon-to-be casinos.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:10 AM

20. She is kind of hot!



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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:13 AM

21. i believe it is the quality of empathy.

she seems to feel the pain of those caught under the wheels of the machine.

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Response to marasinghe (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:11 AM

29. Yes, the job she did in coming up with the idea of, and then starting to build from the

 

ground up the committee for the protection of American consumers from the corrupt practices of
corporations -- this is not mere words. This is caring for one's neighbor, this is empathy in action.
She came up with this idea, worked hard at it, and carried it out into fruition.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:20 AM

22. Yep. She's totally got it going on, the real deal.

She's like the first official unofficial ☮ccupy candidate.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 06:42 AM

23. She also has a wonderful consistent values-based message

--which is the opposite of that expressed in SOTU the other night.


"I'm a Democrat. But I believe what Republican Abraham Lincoln believed: That government should do for people only what they cannot do better by themselves, and no more. (Applause.) That's why my education reform offers more competition, and more control for schools and states. That's why we're getting rid of regulations that don't work. That's why our health care law relies on a reformed private market, not a government program."
http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2012/01/25/2012-state-union-address-enhanced-version#transcript

Warren believes that public goods are GOOD, and that it is government's business to provide them. And that such investment in public infrastructure is necessary in order for private achievement to occur at all. This fundamental value underlies all she says while campaigning.

And this from a very mild-mannered and prim person who wouldn't say shit if she was standing in a pile of it. Take-home iesson is that while Alan Grayson is great with a louder version of the same message, in your face is not at all necessary.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 07:31 AM

25. Of course she's genuine

She actually believes what she states.

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 07:34 AM

26. I agree wholeheartedly on the first part, and

very much hope you are right on the second. K&R

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Response to PotatoChip (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:16 AM

31. Thank you kindly.

 

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 11:13 AM

30. I feel about her the way many here felt about Obama. n/t

 

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Response to Cal33 (Original post)

Thu Jan 26, 2012, 12:48 PM

32. She is a wonderful human being.

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