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Wed Apr 30, 2014, 03:35 PM

 

Barney Frank thinks Warren will run for president

(crosspost from GD)

Barney Frank says he thinks Warren will run for president

(NECN) - Former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank thinks Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will make a run for the White House.

"Oh, I think yes," said Frank when asked about it by the State House News Service in Massachusetts. "In the first place, why would you want to get into a profession and have no interest in rising to the top of it? I don't know anybody who has that."

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Reply Barney Frank thinks Warren will run for president (Original post)
MannyGoldstein Apr 2014 OP
Laelth Apr 2014 #1
NorthCarolina Apr 2014 #2
InAbLuEsTaTe Jun 2014 #10
Le Taz Hot May 2014 #3
whathehell May 2014 #4
JDPriestly May 2014 #6
whathehell May 2014 #7
MADem May 2014 #8
JDPriestly May 2014 #5
Whisp May 2014 #9

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 05:38 PM

1. k&r for Elizabeth Warren. n/t

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 06:08 PM

2. I think so too.

 

Hillary supporters on DU obviously think so as well.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Sat May 3, 2014, 09:30 AM

3. I think she'll run.

I've ALWAYS said that. She knows that people need to be able to vote FOR someone and Hillary simply is not that person. Elizabeth Warren would appeal to working class and middle class people. She answers questions directly. She doesn't do the old Patomic Two Step like everyone else does. She would get crossover votes from sane people on both sides who are sick of the corporate candidates that both sides will offer up. Hillary's only appeal is to the party faithful and the coporatocracy. That's it. People will actually get out and vote AGAINST her they hate her so much. Unless the Republicans get someone from the Clown Car as their candidate (the PTB won't let that happen) and Jeb is the nominee (he will be), Hillary's candidacy will guarantee a win for the Republicans.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #3)

Mon May 5, 2014, 12:58 PM

4. I truly hope so, but if that's the case, why do you think she's denying it now?

I saw her in an appearance last Saturday & she was fantastic.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #4)

Tue May 6, 2014, 12:08 AM

6. Read her book and you may understand why. It really opened my eyes.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #6)

Tue May 6, 2014, 06:28 AM

7. I'm already reading it, so if your directive is supposed to act as an incentive

to do so, it won't work.

For everyone who is not or cannot, why not just give us the big reveal?

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Response to whathehell (Reply #7)

Thu May 8, 2014, 11:14 AM

8. Here it is!

This will answer the question you have, I think.

http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-jc-elizabeth-warren-20140427-story.html#axzz2zpBoi6xd

Why Elizabeth Warren's new book doesn't read like presidential prologue

...But the "will you run" question likely misses the point; she almost certainly won't. Those who doubt her disclaimers of interest should examine how generously the book treats leading Democrats, starting with the woman she presumably would have to defeat, Hillary Rodham Clinton.

This is not a score-settling book at least not with fellow Democrats nor one designed to lay the groundwork for an insurgent campaign. It offers more earnestness than revelation.

Warren does criticize "the president's team" for worrying too much about bankers and not enough about average Americans during the financial crisis, but only in the abstract. When she names names at least of fellow Democrats it is usually for praise.

Take former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, for example. Warren and he had a famously fraught relationship. But the only example of specific disagreement she provides here comes in an anecdote about her chiding Geithner for not wearing a seat belt while en route to dinner. On more substantive matters, she says Geithner "had our back" during creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the achievement that catapulted her to the Senate. ... That combination, a crusading passion wrapped with academic rigor and covered by grandmotherly reassurance has helped give Warren the rarified status of having an entire wing of the party named for her. By the evidence of this book, she won't parlay that prominence into a run for the 2016 nomination, but she'll do whatever she can to influence those who do.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Mon May 5, 2014, 11:57 PM

5. I hope Barney Frank is right.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Thu May 8, 2014, 04:13 PM

9. Let's hope so.

 

And wouldn't it be wonderful if she won. Golden!

I wouldn't expect her to fix things as immediately as we all would like and need, and I will have patience and not call her dirty names if she doesn't do my bidding as I please. I will realize that there is much old and dusty things to be cleaned up from 2008 and before and that will take a long while but Obama has made a good start for her to continue on with. She will have many enemies and I don't plan on being one of them if I don't get my way.

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