Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke at a town hall over the weekend where she announced that she would consider running for president in 2020 after the November midterm elections are over.
If this news doesn’t make you want to curl up in the fetal position and suck your thumb, you’re not letting this really sink in.
“After November 6, I will take a hard look at running for president,” she told a crowd in Holyoke, Mass., which garnered an extended standing ovation, according to CBS News.
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The comments are among the firmest of any prospective Democratic presidential hopeful that they could seek the party’s nomination.
The only other Democrat to announce a firmer stance on running for president is Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.), who already formally announced his campaign.
Should Warren run for president, it is expected that she would enter a crowded Democratic primary and could face fellow Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Warren has long been considered a darling to the progressive wing of the Democratic Party in a time when many prospective candidates seek to appeal to that part of the party.
While Warren decided against running for president in 2016, she was reportedly on the vice presidential shortlist for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Clinton ultimately picked Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.).
Apparently the Democratic Party has not at all learned its lesson after getting their bottoms spanked during the 2016 election. Had they chosen to run someone like Bernie Sanders or a younger, more idealistic individual, they probably would’ve had an actual chance at victory.
But no, they chose the same kind of person they always choose to run, despite young folks in the party making it clear they were tired of that shenanigans.
And if they end up really throwing resources behind someone like Warren, they’ll experience yet another embarrassing defeat.
On second thought, maybe that’s not such a bad idea…
Source: The Hill
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