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Response to davidpdx (Reply #40)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 09:38 PM

55. Like you, I don't think she will run - but her age may make it more likely

There was an article in 2007 that spoke of the fact that Durbin encouraged Obama to run in 2008 and one compelling argument was that the circumstances that made him a party superstar in 2004 and afterward could dim if he waited until 2016. Not to mention the Democratic VP on the 2008 ticket (if not him) might make that a tough run. In other words, even for a young man, the chance might never be better.)

In Warren's case her age makes it unlikely that she will be a Senator with much seniority. This is important as it means that she may never chair a full committee. She may through her celebrity and her expertise be able to make a difference. However if she does that, there are people who might push her to take that gamble. Her seat will not be up, so she does not risk it - though it could hurt her in 2018.

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