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Mon Nov 4, 2019, 01:03 PM

 

Is Sen Warren formidable? Does she have what it takes to win over voters.? Even moderates?

This 2015 article sheds light on how she approaches the work of the Senate.

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Warren's real power lies in her outsized influence, not just for a freshman senator, but for virtually any elected official in Washington. Her pen may not have touched many pieces of legislation that made their way to Obama's desk since her election in 2012, but her fingerprints are all over them.

Warren would be a strong spokeswoman for the party in Congress or outside of it; she spurred creation of a federal agency—the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau— without the title of "senator" in front of her name. But allies say Warren's best tool is her seat at the committee table in the Senate. Through hearings on the Senate Banking Committee in particular, Warren's questioning and persistence has lead to rules changes at various federal agencies without needing to get legislation through a Republican-controlled Congress. Most notably, Warren successfully pushed the SEC to require banks to admit wrongdoing in negotiating many settlements.

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https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/449349/

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KPN Nov 2019 #2
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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 01:13 PM

1. Yes, yes, and yes!!

 


Bernie/Elizabeth or Elizabeth/Bernie 2020!!
Either way, they're stronger together!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!
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Mon Nov 4, 2019, 01:24 PM

2. Iowa and SC will tell us I think. My guess: yes! I know she's formidable, but can she overcome

 

the "idealistic liberal, socialist, communist" schtick to say yes to the other two? We shall see.
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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 01:26 PM

3. The Notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg & The Formidable Elizabeth Warren... nt

 

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Mon Nov 4, 2019, 01:27 PM

4. I'll repeat here what I said in my own thread about why Warren will rise in people's estimation.

 

So the answer to your post is YES!

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Mainly, I see myself as evidence. I've watched my own opinion of her wax and wane, and the reasons are articulated by smart pundits a week or so after my opinion changed. I'm on a definite high about Warren, and I'm expecting her to gether more followers in more states once Iowa and NH and SC are over and she can get herself known.

I started out as a 75 year old who was "passionate about the golden mean." A friend and I were typically the most centrist in our left leaning crowd. He was the one who invented the term.

When Warren appeared on the political scene I didn't pay a lot of attention. I live in Massachusetts and she was the Democratic candidate. Of course I'd vote for her. I didn't have to follow her positions.

When she announced for President I didn't even consider her, no more than I would have considered Sanders. My first choice in this forum was Buttigieg. Then, when Biden announced, I switched to him for "electability" reasons.

But, of course, I began to actually hear what she had to say. I'm not sure exactly why she was so much more palatable than Sanders, but she was. And then it hit me. Climate change! We simply didn't have time for a middle of the road approach. We had to go for broke. We either made "big changes" quick or we'd be too late. So I switched to Warren. I was enthusiastic for her because her clear-headed enthusiasm was contagious. I love the way she dashes out on the stage, and hangs around for selfies, and doesn't waver from her well thought out positions.

But then, in the second debate, when they were asked for a show of hands for eliminating private insurance I was shocked that she (enthusiastically) raised her hand. I watched in dismay as opponents and supporters alike began to say this was suicidal. I wondered what she would do! Would she recant? Just never revisit it? Same for "no middle class taxes." On that one I half thought she should be admired for not giving the RW a sound bite, but... I never abandoned her, but I was waiting to see.

AND THEN SHE GAVE ME SOMETHING TO LOOK AT! No way am I ever going to understand it. But if Nobel laureate Paul Krugman says it works out, then I'm happy to once again be unambiguously for Warren.

I can't be the only life-long champion of the golden mean who is turning a new leaf! Let's watch and see what happens when she begins spending more time in those swing states.
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Response to LAS14 (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 4, 2019, 02:49 PM

5. Yes, I love that the nay sayers on Warren talk about her 'unelectability'

 


And remember they said the same thing about Obama. All the time.

She IS very electable and is the other Dems would quit slamming her she would win.
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