Friday, June 10, 2016

Elizabeth Warren, my favorite politician

This is Sen. Elizabeth Warren at the 2016 American Constitution Society convention.

She's great, isn't she? The whole speech is great, but the part about Donald Trump - which seems to be getting the most attention - starts at 13:44 (if you don't have time to watch the whole thing).

You know, Bernie Sanders should be more like Elizabeth Warren. Warren knows what's important. Sanders seems to be letting his personal ambition, and his unhappiness at losing the Democratic nomination, get in the way of doing what's right for America.

Look at Sen. Warren. She doesn't just point out how despicable Donald Trump has been, she ties that into the rest of the Republican Party.

And yes, despite their frequent unhappiness at Trump's blatant racism and crude language, this is exactly what Republican Party leaders have been doing for years. They just don't like it being expressed so bluntly.

Well, Elizabeth Warren isn't going to let them get away with that. This is why she's my favorite politician, and although it would be a step down for her, I'd love to see Hillary Clinton choose her as our next vice-president.


Chimeradave said...

You know how much I would love that too! But they are never going to agree on Wall Street. Stopping Trump is good common ground but they will be at each other's throats when they win. And Warren will be hard/impossible to outsmart :)

Bill Garthright said...

No two politicians - no two people - ever agree about everything, John. And frequently, the VP candidate is deliberately chosen to complement the presidential candidate.

We'll see. It would be a smart move on Clinton's part, I think. And Warren might go for it just because of the high stakes involved. (Apparently, Sanders isn't going to quit, despite losing.)

The only real problem I see is that Warren would be extremely popular with many Democrats - more popular than Clinton. People are people, and that might be hard to take for a presidential candidate.

Normally, the vice-president isn't supposed to outshine the president. :)