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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 10:16 PM

What Senator Warren's Mixed Election Bag Could Mean For Her Presidential Aspirations

So it begins. On New Year’s Eve 2018, Elizabeth Warren rang in the official start of the 2020 presidential campaign when she posted a video previewing her launch of an exploratory committee to consider a run for the highest office in the land.

In plain speech: She’s running.

Warren’s announcement marks the first high-profile candidate from the Commonwealth since former Gov. Mitt Romney in 2012, and the first Democrat since John Kerry in 2004. But her candidacy is primed to be decidedly different from Mass’ establishment cozy candidates of elections past.

At a time when some liberals are pushing for a return-to-normalcy-style candidate as a foil to the erratic presidency of Donald Trump, Warren’s announcement offered an indictment of the system that made Trump possible.

“I’ve spent my career getting to the bottom of why America’s promise works for some families but others who work just as hard slip through the cracks into disaster, and what I found is terrifying,” Warren says in the video. And has reiterated ad nauseum since. “These aren’t cracks families are falling into, they’re traps. America’s middle class is under attack.”

Read more: https://digboston.com/what-senator-warrens-mixed-election-bag-could-mean-for-her-presidential-aspirations/

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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 10:23 PM

1. From the article:

But at a time when progressive ideas are gaining salience, and women have surged into the political spotlight, Warren might not be the worst bet in a field that will start filling up very soon. Even if she isn’t everybody’s first choice, the prospect of a President Warren—a proponent of stiff corporate regulations, an increased minimum wage, student debt forgiveness, and single-payer health care—is still intriguing on the left.

This is not, or should not be, a left or right issue. It is common economic sense.

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