Everyone knows that the presumptive Democratic nominee for President in 2016 is Hillary Clinton. She enjoys name recognition and is just as popular on the left as she is despised by the right. She is smart, articulate and has a very good grasp of the issues.
Recently however, many have begun to speak of another possibility as the first female nominee, a woman who has said that she has no interest in or intention of running. That person is Elizabeth Warren the junior senator from Massachusetts.
When questioned about the possibility of making a run for the Presidency, she has said, “I am not running for president. I am working in the United States Senate. That’s my job. It’s a job that matters. I’m working my heart out here. So that’s what I’m going to keep on doing.”
Warren has a very strong grass roots following and can energize that following when she speaks. At the recent AFL-CIO convention when she spoke, she brought down the house.
Elizabeth may not run, but if she is pressed there is a very good chance that she will feel that she must in order to maintain her status as the champion of the common American. What made this country great was not, as the TEApublicans would have us believe, the wealthy who built big businesses, but the strong middle class who make those businesses function and grow. Without the workers, a factory is just a building.