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Wed Dec 18, 2019, 09:26 AM

 

Elizabeth Warren earns endorsements from over 200 Obama alumni



(CNN)Hundreds of veterans of Barack Obama's campaigns and administration have signed on to endorse Sen. Elizabeth Warren for president, as multiple Democratic presidential candidates compete to claim the popular former president's political coalition and legacy.

With the Iowa caucuses less than two months away, more than 200 Obama alumni joined a signature-gathering effort led by a pair of former senior Obama aides, Sara El-Amine and Jon Carson. Among other roles, El-Amine was national director of Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, while Carson was a national field director for Obama's 2008 campaign prior to joining the administration. Both served as executive directors of Organizing for America, the Obama grassroots organizing network.

The list of endorsers shared with CNN includes Robert Ford, ex-US ambassador to Syria, Natalie Foster, previously the digital director for Organizing for America, and Sean Carroll, a former senior official at USAID. It also features Obama alumni who are currently working on the Warren campaign full-time including in senior-most positions, like Warren chief strategist Joe Rospars, senior adviser Emily Parcell, national political director Rebecca Pearcey and national director of public engagement Alencia Johnson.

In an interview with CNN, El-Amine and Carson touted the "incredible diversity" of the group that has come out in support of Warren. The 200-plus names were collected in under a week, and they planned to continue growing the list, they said.

"We are a group that really uniquely knows that electability is self-determining and that oftentimes it's the people with the boldest vision and the most unlikely candidacies early on who can really shift the field," El-Amine said. "Sen. Warren really has the zest and the grit and the gumption and the audacity that we loved that President Obama really embodied."
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Reply Elizabeth Warren earns endorsements from over 200 Obama alumni (Original post)
BeyondGeography Dec 2019 OP
OldRed2450 Dec 2019 #1
NurseJackie Dec 2019 #2
highplainsdem Dec 2019 #5
at140 Dec 2019 #3
babylonsister Dec 2019 #4
crazytown Dec 2019 #6
Demsrule86 Dec 2019 #7
thesquanderer Dec 2019 #8
Skya Rhen Dec 2019 #9
BeyondGeography Dec 2019 #12
loyalsister Dec 2019 #10
LanternWaste Dec 2019 #11
Cha Dec 2019 #13
blm Dec 2019 #14
Gothmog Dec 2019 #15
BeyondGeography Dec 2019 #17
Gothmog Dec 2019 #18
BeyondGeography Dec 2019 #19
TomCADem Dec 2019 #16

Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 09:30 AM

1. That's impressive

 

Good for Warren.
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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 09:31 AM

2. Good for her! Congrats! (Anyone we know?)

 

Any names that I might recognize?
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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 10:55 AM

5. I recognized Robert Ford's name, but none of the others.

 

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 09:45 AM

3. LFG Elizabeth!

 

Using words from Rapinoe.
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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 10:29 AM

4. Begs the question

 

what Obama vets see in her that they don't see in Biden.
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Response to babylonsister (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 11:08 AM

6. Vigor, eom.

 

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Response to crazytown (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 11:27 AM

7. I don't see it...she is plus seventy too...and Biden is very active. I would support her in a

 

general but not a primary.
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Response to babylonsister (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 11:33 AM

8. A lot of people serve in an administration. Anyone know how many have come out for Biden? n/t

 

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 12:12 PM

9. There are many people that feel it's time for a female president. We hear this all the time....

 

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Response to Skya Rhen (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 04:37 PM

12. So why not Harris earlier or Klobuchar now?

 

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 01:06 PM

10. Maybe it has more to do with what they do see in Biden?

 

I was amused by the thread about Bernie the feminist. I see Biden and Bernie as both oozing toxic masculinity and white fragility. Quite the opposite of Obama and this endorsement makes a lot sense to me for that reason, though I don't know their specific reasons.
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Response to babylonsister (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 02:03 PM

11. Which itself begs the question...

 

What are the numbers of Obama vet endorsements for each candidate?

For without that sum to compare to and contrast against, the answer to your own question is without relevant context.
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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 05:31 PM

13. Exactly.. just a dig at VP Joe Biden.. Thanks, LW!

 

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Wed Dec 18, 2019, 07:39 PM

14. Appreciated

 

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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 12:19 AM

15. Most senior Obama staffers are supporting Biden

 


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Response to Gothmog (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 08:41 AM

17. The big guy sounds unconvinced

 

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 10:23 AM

18. Inside Warren's War With the Obama Team

 




But interviews with more than 50 top officials in the Obama White House and Treasury Department, members of Warren’s inner circle at the time and Warren herself, reveal a far more combative relationship between her and the administration than she discusses on the campaign trail. Tensions between Warren and Obama were palpable to White House aides, even as she reserved her real fury for Geithner and White House National Economic Council Director Larry Summers, whom she regarded as predisposed toward big banks over families struggling to save their homes.

For Warren, the years of the financial crisis are now the touchstone of her political career, validating the conviction at the heart of her presidential candidacy: The system is rigged....

Other Obama administration officials call her a “professional critic,” “sanctimonious,” and a “condescending narcissist.” One former Treasury aide puts it this way: “We’re with Barack. We’re the liberals. Why are you pissing in our face?”

One of the administration officials adds: “She loved herself, and some of her staff had a God view of her, and that’s not aligned with government and bureaucrats which, require teamwork.”

People who worked closely with Warren at that time but are not on her presidential campaign are equally scathing about Obama and his team.
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Response to Gothmog (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 10:26 AM

19. And yet, 200+ endorsements

 

Guess not everyone agrees with their ex-bosses.

Love that article, btw.
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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Thu Dec 19, 2019, 01:32 AM

16. Kudos to Elizabeth Warren!

 

She is one of the Democratic candidates that I would be happy to see win the nomination. Also, open to Pete B and Biden. However, folks who make their career attacking Democrats or pushing Trump talking points attacking Democrats are not going to do it for me.
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