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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 09:22 AM

Keith Ellison(D-Minn): ‘I would love to see Elizabeth Warren’ run

Keith Ellison: ‘I would love to see Elizabeth Warren’ run
12/18/14



“I would love to see Elizabeth Warren in this race. I think it would be fantastic. I think that it would help the quality of the debate and she may win,” he said on a conference call with members of Democracy for America (DFA), a progressive group that is trying to draft Warren. “But even if she doesn’t, I think she’ll make Hillary Clinton a better candidate.”

That’s the closest any major elected official has come to endorsing the Massachusetts Democrat, who has said repeatedly that she is not going to run for president.

Ellison added that he feared Clinton, the presumed frontrunner for the nominee, “could just walk into the general [election] without having committed to some important real, real economic populism.”

“So, I’m supportive of what [DFA] is doing, I’m supportive of what MoveOn is doing, and I think Elizabeth Warren is one of the great, bright lights of our time,” he added.

MoveOn.org and DFA, which grew out of Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign, officially kicked off their campaign to draft Warren Wednesday in Iowa, and have together committed $1.25 million to the effort.

Earlier in the call, Ellison offered warning to moderate Democrats. “We also want to let our weak-kneed Democratic friends know that we’re watching, and if they’re standing with the corporatocracy and the big banks, we’ll find some other people who will stand with the people,” he said....

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/keith-ellison-i-would-love-see-elizabeth-warren-run


"weak-kneed moderate dem friends"....I love this guy!!!!!!!

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RiverLover Dec 2014 OP
99Forever Dec 2014 #1
Cosmic Kitten Dec 2014 #2
RiverLover Dec 2014 #3
Cosmic Kitten Dec 2014 #4
RiverLover Dec 2014 #5
Cosmic Kitten Dec 2014 #7
mndemsocialist Dec 2014 #8
RiverLover Dec 2014 #9
Autumn Dec 2014 #6
cascadiance Dec 2014 #10

Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 09:33 AM

1. K&R

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 09:48 AM

2. Good for him!

“We also want to let our weak-kneed Democratic friends know that we’re watching, and if they’re standing with the corporatocracy and the big banks, we’ll find some other people who will stand with the people,”


Sounds great!
I just hope the bench is stacked deep with viable replacements.
This country needs some rock-ribbed Populists

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Response to Cosmic Kitten (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 09:55 AM

3. I recently read an article that said that is why we progressives are so desperate

for EW to run. There isn't anyone else. There's Bernie, and I wish for him to never die, and in my fantasy world he would be president. But he's a 72-yr-old who calls himself a socialist. There's just no way.

I would vote for Sherrod Brown but a poster here knows him & his family & he doesn't want to run. He didn't say "I'm not running" but "I don't want to run for president."



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Response to RiverLover (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 10:13 AM

4. Wha..wha..what! Progressives are desperate!?!

Not sure who wrote or what the article was about
but surely in a nation of over 300 million people
there is more than 3 people who will stand up for what's right?

The Ellison comment sounds like rumblings from within?
The party split is out in view now, the lines are being drawn.
This is a bit of a sorting process now, IMO.

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Response to Cosmic Kitten (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 10:26 AM

5. Getting more than 3 people to run for president is the problem. Tough to get funding in privately

funded campaigns when you run on not being influenced by campaign money. That is the root of our problem.

We need publicly financed campaign only.

Anyways, I didn't agree with the article. It said the only reason we weren't for Bernie was he's not a woman. And that to me is categorically wrong. I want any one of any gender of any race to just be an effective leader who is strong in convictions for getting big corporations out of our govt, and having "we the People" mean something again. But someone not calling themselves a socialist.

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 10:35 AM

7. Just need ONE great candidate.

Changing Congress would be a long, slow process.
Progressives need to build from the ground up.

There needs to be a bigger push for a "Farm League"
of candidates that fill state and local offices.
Bottom up, not top down, DEFINES "We the People"

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Response to RiverLover (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 10:55 AM

8. Re: Bernie Sanders

Let us not write off Bernie Sanders too quickly, because of him being a socialist.

I volunteered a bit on his 1990 election to the House.

I learned something then: it didn't matter that he called himself a socialist. People knew that he would fight for their economic interests, and that is what mattered to them.

By the way, I believe that he received (and still receives) the bulk of his support from the working class constituencies of Vermont.

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Response to mndemsocialist (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 01:16 PM

9. Very good points. I'll try to keep a more open mind about Bernie's chances in the GE.

And Thank You for helping to get him into our congress back in the 90s!

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 10:26 AM

6. Keith Ellison(D-Minn endorses Elizabeth Warren for President!



Rec

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Response to RiverLover (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 04:40 PM

10. Very well said Keith!

 

Of course the corporatists will say that now Elizabeth Warren is supported by "islamic extremists"!

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