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Elizabeth Warren's Biggest Donors Warn Her Not to Run for President


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, democrats, Elizabeth Warren, Hilary Clinton, ethics, elections, candidates, politics, news )

Carrie
- 139 days ago - thedailybeast.com
If Elizabeth Warren does in fact reverse her repeated denials of interest and decides to run for president, she will have to do so virtually alone. Almost to a person, her earliest and most devoted backers do not want her to challenge Hillary Clinton.



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Ashley heffner (457)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 2:52 pm
You know, logically Hillary has the best shot.

But sometimes, you have to say logic be damned.

Logically, Lincoln knew that his chances of getting the votes to free the slaves were almost non-existent.

But he did it anyway.

As Elenaor Roosevelt said in the movie, Elenaor First Lady of the World.

What MUST be done, CAN be done!

Now, I invite these part time lovers (ahem donors), to go watch said movie.
 

(0)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 5:09 pm
While I greatly admire Elizabeth Warren and think she's a breath of fresh air in politics, I would hope she wouldn't run... And according to her, she won't. Hillary, even with all her baggage, is simply more experienced in all aspects of government. Warren isn't there yet. Hillary also knows how to deal with relentless Republican attacks. I think Warren is desperately needed in the Senate to continue the work she has been doing. With more experience under her belt, she could extend Democratic presidential ambitions after Hillary's run.
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 5:24 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. While I'd prefer to vote for Warren over Clinton, I think Warren can get more done in the Senate as she gains more seniority.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 6:38 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

A F. (132)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 7:19 pm
I'm so torn. Until I got familiar with Warren, I was OK with Clinton, especially given the alternatives I imagine we'll have. (Most likely a bunch of total jackasses) Pretty happy, in fact, 'cause even if I disagree with her on some stuff, she's always been pretty good with a lot of it. Savvy, not afraid to actually get out there and WORK instead of sitting on her ass, etc. And getting a woman in there for a change might help fight all of the bigotry against women in general. But, now that I know Clinton supports GMOs, I just don't know what to do. I am hoping she learns more about it from the other angles, rather than just the one, before it's too late. :(

I know it would split the vote to vote for Warren. I'm remembering the Nader incident, sadly (I freakin' adore Nader), but dangit if I wouldn't vote for Warren if she ran. I totally would. Now, if Hillary can get out of Monsantos bed, I'd probably vote for her 'cause yeah, don't wanna split the vote and she's probably going to be better than ANYTHING the Repugnants drum up. You just never know, some day maybe enough people will do the right thing at the right time and it WON'T split the vote in a terrible way. They say we're about at a tipping point now, maybe this would be that time. You just never know and I will never give up hope that someday we may be able to make the RIGHT choice, rather than just the LESS HORRIBLE choice.
 

S J. (118)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 7:50 pm
thank you Carrie
 

Natasha Salgado (575)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 7:50 pm
Depressing--Warren would get my vote--not Hillary Duff.
 

Janis K. (107)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 8:21 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 9:24 pm
Thank You Carrie for this good read. In my opinion Hillary Clinton is the best candidate for Presidency.
 

Sharon Wood (17)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 9:42 pm
I wouldn't vote for Clinton, period.
 

Krista Slavin (182)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 9:55 pm
Noted. Thanks.
 

Carrie B. (315)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 10:19 pm
What a dilemma for Democrats ~ two well educated, articulate, intelligent, strong women ~ and the Republicans have the likes of Palin and Bachmann. Whatever should we do?

While Hilary has displayed some positions I am not in favor of ~ Warren is likely to want to hold on to her senate seat. For me the ideal is a Clinton-Warren ticket, but I don't see that happening.
 

Charlie Rush (65)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 10:40 pm
Does any intelligent person not realize that Elizabeth Warren realizes, that this is not her time?
The time for Hillary Clinton is NOW.
I, personally, like Ms. Warren, but, liking a person does not equal that her time is right for the presidency.
A woman President is most imperative at this time in our history, and Ms. Warren is working her way up.
 

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 11:30 pm
Noted and shared. I still wish she'd run. That's what the primary is all about. I'd like to see Bernie Sanders in the primary as well. I think Warren and Sanders, either one, would be a better choice than Clinton.
 

Pat A. (116)
Wednesday July 30, 2014, 11:46 pm
I think that for some Democrats the idea ticket would be Clinton-Warren as Carrie says- but even amongst the Dems there are some who would secretly want a man there on the ticket - and what about the 2% of swing voters (or whatever it is) who decide elections.... I think Liz would make a very good VP!
 

Artur Bodenmueller (107)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 12:53 am
gemacht
 

Alan Lambert (97)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 1:44 am
It's too soon for Senator Dr Warren, Her best turn is sometime between 2024 and 2040, probably after serving 8 years as VP to President Julian Castro who will serve as VP to President Mrs Clinton.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (551)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 3:33 am
Hillary i belive is to go back several years........., but that is my opinium.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 5:29 am
This might be the biggest nightmare for the democrats. Pitting a centrist against a progressive is a fight I would love to see, as the democrats really need to have an ideological debate, most easily summed up as left versus center-left.. Wile this might have a positive effect on gender equality, that debate is what will define the democrats for years to come (for good or bad).
 

John Gregoire (262)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 5:46 am
Very wise but I sure don't want to see Hillary die in office. She barely made it through the SecState gig. Warren also has too much exploitable baggage. Bernie Sanders would be the best choice.
 

Kathleen Mireault (103)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 6:17 am
Noted. Thanks, Carrie.
 

Terry King (109)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 6:32 am
I would vote for Elizabeth Warren in a heartbeat!!! If Hillary Clinton runs, I'll vote third party!
 

Terrie Williams (773)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 7:34 am
Though I would vote for Warren in a 1/2 nanosecond, she would be better prepared in the experience dept in 2020. I don't really care for Hillary but I will vote for her (yeah she's a Corporate Dem) because the alternative FFBB GOPoots are way too horrifying to contemplate.
 

Lona Goudswaard (79)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 7:50 am
I don't know why this article was written. Elizabeth Warren has made it abundantly clear that she has no intention of running for President. She knows all to well that she can do much more for the country where she is now and she also knows that if she challenges Hillary Clinton, she will lose and her precious position in the senate will be compromised. It is not a question of who would be the better candidate - there's no doubt in my mind that would be Elizabeth - but it is a question of timing. Elizabeth's time will come soon enough and then she will have a government and congress with which she can work with and not be blocked on every move she makes.
 

Winn Adams (203)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 7:52 am
Let's get Hillary elected and then Elizabeth Warren next. I'm in are you?
 

Ashley heffner (457)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 9:47 am
John G, I love Bernie.

But you know it would be funny as hell, to hear Republicans accurately call someone a Socialist.

I know he can do the job. But he's up there in years. You know the same people that voted for McCain would hold that against him. (Hypocrites.)

Personally, I still think Hillary should have Warren as her VP. That would bridge the divide between what I call the corporate Dems and the liberal dems. Then Warren can run after Hillary is done.
 

Gene Jacobson (255)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 9:58 am
“If she ran, it would tear apart the Democratic base even worse than Hillary and Obama did. Whoever is pushing this is not doing the Democratic Party any favors, and I wish it would stop.”

I will admit I am not a huge Hillary fan. She is far to the right of me. And if Elizabeth were the nominee, she'd have my vote, but so would Hillary. I would like to see Elizabeth stay in the Senate, she is strongest progressive voice in the country today and I want her to continue to hammer that message home from her seat in the Senate while she continues to grow and evolve and establish a national base. I would love to see her become our first female president but she is so important in the Senate right now AND despite the current thinking that republicans stand a chance of taking control of the Senate in 2014, the last two elections have had mostly Democratic incumbents, 2016 will be when all those Tea Party elected in 2010 Senators face the music. Far more republicans than Democrats will be running for re-election in 2016, so even if they get the Senate, it won't last for more than two years and THEN, Elizabeth will be in a position of senior leadership in the 2017 Congress. From that position she can, and will, build a record to run on either in 2020 or 2024. She's important to this nation and we need her where she is for a bit longer. In my opinion.
 

ValAWAYNOFWDPLZ B. (74)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 10:58 am
Uh oh! My computer security blocked page calling it malicious. Careful! Thanks anyway
 

Roberto M. (55)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 1:12 pm
Noted and thanks!
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Thursday July 31, 2014, 4:26 pm
“If she ran, it would tear apart the Democratic base even worse than Hillary and Obama did. Whoever is pushing this is not doing the Democratic Party any favors, and I wish it would stop.”

I admit this is not exactly what I have been saying, but it certainly expresses what I have been feeling. And frankly Elizabeth has both too much intelligence not to know it and too much integrity to run anyway. Her time, or if not her time personally, the time for the Elizabeth Warren Wing of the Democratic Party, will come. It isn't now.
 

Arild Warud (169)
Friday August 1, 2014, 2:15 am
TY Carrie.
 

Sherri G. (117)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 12:38 am
Thank you Carrie for posting. Noted I love Elizabeth Warren.
 

Angelus Silesius (66)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 6:09 am
Here is a case of bullying.. Warren seeks reform and Hillary is the establishment
 

Debbie S. (32)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 8:15 am
I agree with Terry 100%
 

Debbie S. (32)
Saturday August 2, 2014, 8:17 am
I do not trust Hilary Clinton at all.
 

KAREN SickAgain G. (226)
Sunday August 3, 2014, 9:14 am
noted
 
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