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Speculation About Obama Supporting Elizabeth Warren for President

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I"m not sure how seriously to take this. But now there are rumors Obama would back Elizabeth Warren over Hillary Clinton for president, if Warren runs. What do you guys think?

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Past Member (0)
Monday July 7, 2014, 10:28 am
Another great Article! Thanks Ashley!

Pat B (356)
Monday July 7, 2014, 11:33 am
Good article, I didn't know about this. I like Warren for what she stands for, and she isn't afraid to speak the truth on issues. Will have to wait and see. Thanks Ashley, for posting.

Lady Suki (446)
Monday July 7, 2014, 11:39 am
Thanks Pam and Roberto :)

Arielle S (313)
Monday July 7, 2014, 12:00 pm
She'd have my a heartbeat.

John C (75)
Monday July 7, 2014, 1:29 pm
.I don't think Obama will take a position either way. With his popularity sliding anyone he backs my suffer.
I like Warren too.

JL A (281)
Monday July 7, 2014, 2:14 pm
She's wonderful, yet I can't help wondering whether she needs more time in the Senate for us to do what is needed for the country since a President doesn't propose bills.

Athena F (131)
Monday July 7, 2014, 5:58 pm
I'd totally vote for her. She's awesome. And although I think Hillary is better than any of the Republican possibles I've seen, I'm worried about her supposed new stance on GMOs. She needs to change that ASAP.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 7, 2014, 7:59 pm
I think it is much to do about nothing. Sure Obama would support Warren if she ran but it will not be 2016. If Hillary runs he would back her. The right wing nuts are very worried about Hillary running. As they should be.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 7, 2014, 8:00 pm
But when she does run She's got my vote

Janis K (126)
Monday July 7, 2014, 9:27 pm
I'd vote for either one, we need a woman in the white house next term! Though I admit I'd love to see Bill as First Husband.
Thanks Ashley

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday July 7, 2014, 11:40 pm
I remember back when Warren was running for the senate seat in Massachusetts, a number of us Politics Plus talked about Warren in '16 as a good fit for the US. Will she or wouldn't run for the presidency? She's doing a great job where she is and it is hard to find a more adept and committed person for the American people (other than Bernie). But does she have the "balls" to take on the divisive, unpatriotic and unAmerican Republicanus/Teabaggers? Hillary is a woman and capable but is further to the right than Obama.

It will be interesting to see how things pan out. Personally I think she'd be excellent but I guess we'll just have to wait.

Diane O (194)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 3:17 am
I don't think Obama cares.

I don't think our country is anywhere near to electing a woman president. We've already witnessed what 6 years of "no experience in ever holding a real job" has done to our country.


Lady Suki (446)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 7:38 am
That would be a very sad reflection on our country if we aren't "ready" to elect a woman in 2016. I think even Pakistan has had a female prime minister. Which would mean (I'd have to check this), that Pakistan respects a woman's ability to lead, more than the U.S.

Lady Suki (446)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 7:39 am
I don't take that worst president ever seriously. Bush had the lowest approval rating ever when leaving office. But you know what, I hate to say it, but a lot of Americans have short attention spans. His approval rating has shot up since he left office. The same thing will probably happen to Obama and every other future president.

Americans prefer their presidents when they leave office.

Terry King (113)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 8:15 am
The New York Post... Really? I wish this were true, I would support Elisabeth Warren in a heartbeat over Hillary but this is just sensational rumor mongering.

Jason R (67)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 9:00 am
Diane…With the fox brainwashing already. Your people are complete idiots.

On this thread. Bravo!

No more hawks!

Diane O (194)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 3:31 pm
Looks like the liberals who voted for Obama are watching your "incompetent prez" sink in the polls. I'm just one voice but my goodness....Obama is sinking like a Colorado boulder. Can't blame me for that LOL!

I would, personally, LOVE, to see a woman president in the US but so far we don't have one who lead our country. Elizabeth Warren doesn't have the experience and neither does Hillary. As Secretary of State, Hillary was a major disappointment. When asked, no one can come up with any accomplishments as Secretary of State...I mean...NO ONE....not even Hillary.

This is wasted space on Elizabeth Warren IMO. Nice lady....but....another empty suit. Our country is poised to elect a republican congress and a republican president. You can thank Obama for that and, yes, Hillary. Two major serial liars....Americans aren't wrapping their votes around serial liars.

Lady Suki (446)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 3:45 pm
The House has a 99.99% chance of staying Republican at the very least until 2020, when the lines are redrawn again.

The Senate is a toss up.

But you'll need to explain to me how a Republican is going to win the presidency, with the following information factored in.

- There are currently aprox. 10 million more female voters than male voters. Republicans lose women overall. (I give you that they win amongst married women.)

-Republicans lose amongst young people, by huge margins when it comes to the presidency. What was the last presidential election? I think it was a 20 point gap?

- Republicans get slaughtered in the African American vote.

-Obama won the Latino American vote by I think it was 73 to 28 for Mitt Romney. Republicans are doing their damnest to insult Latinos at every turn. A group that is growing VERY quickly.

-Republicans had similar results amongst Asian Americans and Native Americans (though I grant you Native Americans are a small percentage of the population.)

Actually, really there is only one group they dominated with and that group is a shrinking percentage of the electorate.

So you are going to have to explain the math to me, assuming something drastic doesn't change these percentages. Which is possible, but I don't see it happening. (If this is accurate Democrats start off with 246 electoral votes. You only need 270. So one or two swing states and BAM. )


Diane O (194)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 3:50 pm
Uh-huh....tsunami election in 2010...brought a republican House. Obama was in office less than two years and the libs lost the House.....selective memory can be a marvelous utopia.

Diane O (194)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 3:51 pm
I'm not going to explain anything to you. I'm just inviting you to take a walk down memory lane.

Lady Suki (446)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 3:52 pm
Hmm 2010, if memory serves that was a midterm.

Why couldn't this tsunami work it's magic in 2012?

The electorates of midterms and presidential years are completely different species.

Diane O (194)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 4:03 pm
Hmmm, you would be right. All I can offer you is to sit back and watch the show. You will not decide the outcome of the midterms and 2016 and neither will I. My point is that the grassroots Americans and quite a few Obama democrats are going to vote again. With Obama's "worst president in 70 years" poll numbers, well, I would say the tide has turned.

Americans don't like serial liars sitting in their White House and that spares no political party. Hillary is another serial liar and that is precisely why she is tanking in the polls. Bad juju for dems IMO.

Lady Suki (446)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 4:09 pm
Lol if Americans don't like serial liars, how the hell did Bush II get reelected? And relax, take deep breaths. Let this sink in. Obama isn't running in 2016. So unless voters are apparently gullible enough to believe every Democrat is Obama under a different name, then it doesn't matter. Then again, the American public is pretty gullible sometimes.

What did America get in exchange for giving Republicans the House? Oh that's right a government shutdown. And really the only things they have focused on is abortion, abortion, abortion and fight Obama, fight Obama, fight Obama. The Republicans in the House are nothing but overgrown toddlers screaming no no.

But if we do ever get a Republican President again in my lifetime, I hope Democrats treat him/her with the same respect that Republicans have shown Obama. ZERO. You get what you put out there.

Sherry B (66)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 5:19 pm
It would be wonderful if she ran and she would have my vote! However, while America is ready for a woman president, I think Warren wouldn't be taken serious enough by some yet. Without more years in the senate, I think every word spoken would be constantly scrutinized under the guise of her "inexperience". We've clearly seen that as the republicans get further & further out of touch w/Americans, they will latch onto anything to deflect attention from them, their failed policies, and the fact they aren't doing anything to earn their money. With Warren I think they would use the inexperience card whenever they felt they were losing ground w/America, and needed something to fall back on to justify whatever there temper tantrum of the week was about. I too worry that Hillary has gone too far right. There was a time when I thought she was the best choice for 2016. Now I don't think she is the best choice for the democratic ticket, but I think she is the safest choice for keeping a democratic President. Personally, my choice would be Bernie for President & Elizabeth as his VP!!! While that would be my top choice, I know that probably wouldn't go over well w/enough democrats to be a winning ticket. Wouldn't want to lose the white house and Senators Sanders & Warren. The next year will be an interesting one for sure. Lets face it, there are only so many times of shutting down the government, folding your arms across your chest, refusing to do your job and acting like a 3 year old that the republicans can get away with. Eventually, even the dimmest bulbs in their pack followers will catch on...eventually.
Great thought provoking article Ashley, thanks for posting!!!


Kathleen M (211)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 8:11 pm
Noted. Great article, Ashley! Thx for posting. Great discussion, as well. However, IMHO:
President Obama is light years from being the worst Chief Executive in 70 years. Nixon, Reagan, Bush I and II, are top candidates...would be hard pressed to pick which one of them heads the list.
Re: "Serial liars," sitting in the White House, see above.
Re: Republicans' taking the House in the last midterm elections, i propose that gerrymandering, voter suppression, and other dirty tricks played a major role. The evidence of such is worth noting.
Elizabeth Warren is the senior senator in my state. I've met her, read many of her books, and have closely followed her work in the Senate. She's awesome! Republicans made a huge mistake when they blocked her appointment to the Consumer Advocacy Agency. Perhaps they're reaping what they've sown. 'Nuff said.
Don't care for all of the current administration's policies. Hate the drone attacks, and really hate it's stance on whistleblowers, the NSA, and others who speak Truth to Power. But i do feel that he's a damn sight better than than the bible-thumping, idiotic puppet warmonger that preceded him.
And i think Hillary, while far from perfect, is far better than any of the ridiculous figures the GOP is floating as presidential nominees.
Have a pleasant night, everyone. Blessings!


John C (75)
Tuesday July 8, 2014, 9:07 pm
Nice to see Diane O. again. Mid-terms must be coming around or Ashley's post made the front page making it sniper bait. (Thanks for noting Diane.) That is certainly not like your compadres.

Truth is that the power in Washington rests with SCOTUS by default. Obstructionism defaults to the courts.
One side tries to keep the current administration from claiming anything pertaining to a worthy legacy. The other hobbles along trying to do something a little less spiteful that we can all find away to live with.

I too have foreign policy experience. I can see Mexico from my house.

Jason R (67)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 2:53 pm
"I don't think Obama cares. " You never listen to Obama!

Sinking in the 41% fascist hater polls. WTH cares?

"Uh-huh....tsunami election in 2010...brought a republican House. Obama was in office less than two years and the libs lost the House.....selective memory can be a marvelous utopia"

This is still a fascist, Nazi coup, Diane. Remember bush and the SCOTUS? Remember the proven election fraud?


Anette S (22)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 8:20 pm

Krista Slavin (195)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 9:39 pm
Noted. I hadn't heard of her before this but I'm not a very political person.

Mariann Rannenberg (158)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 10:40 pm
Great story! I would vote for either woman!!

Power To The Women!!

Sherri G (128)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 12:31 am
Obama is not a progressive and Rupert Murdoc owns the NY Post. Obama sold out big money. With that said I LOVE ELIZABETH WARREN (I would vote for her in a minute) and BERNIE SANDERS. TY Ashley Noted

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 1:22 am
hihg politics

Michaela Carlsson (248)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 1:56 am

Arild Gone for now (174)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 2:43 am
Thanks Ashley.

Angelika Kempter (96)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 2:44 am
Noted thank you Ashley

Birgit W (160)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 3:54 am
Thanks for sharing.

Lona G (80)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 4:22 am
This so called "backing" of a presidential candidate by the current president is a favourite strategy of the GOP to create strife within the Democratic party. I rate Obama much too high to think he would be foolish enough to back Elizabeth Warren while she maintains she isn't running because she can and must do so much in her current position. And he certainly would not have done it in public and have it leaked to the press. The GOP is scared silly of Hillary Clinton because they think she'll do well, so they've come up with a new scandal, plot, attack... you name it to undermine her before she even starts a campaign, and this is just the latest addition.

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 4:48 am
Noted, she would make a great President.

Judy T (227)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 5:15 am
Ashley, I want to give you a thousand stars ... but Care2 won't let me. :) I'm with you 100%

Beth Nipper (70)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 7:05 am

Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 7:07 am
What Ashley and all ma peeps said. I would vote for Warren in a nanosecond, but she isn't going to run....this time. I see her running in 2020. Would love a Sanders/Warren or vice versa ticket. That much as Hillary rubs me the wrong way being a corporate owned Dem and pro-GMO/warhawk....I will vote for her if she runs...the alternative is just tooooooo horrifying to ponder.

Marianne R (95)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 7:12 am
Thanks, Ashley

Lady Suki (446)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 8:33 am
Thanks guys. It looks like Diane is unwilling to list anything GOOD that came from the 2010 tsunami in the House or counter what I said.

Jason R (67)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 9:30 am
Elizabeth Warren is a champion of and for the people. What would her obstructed presidency look like?

What are you, Diane?

Gene J (290)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 9:42 am
I absolutely love Elizabeth Warren, I'm on her mailing list and have been for a long time - the only candidate outside MN I gave money to. She has consistently said she plans to stay in the Senate. And as much as I want her to run, and believe she will one day, I agree with her, and JL above. She needs more seasoning in the Senate, and WE need her there even more, she needs to develop a national presence and reputation both of which she can do with a couple terms in the Senate. That said, I am not overly enamored of the idea of Hillary running. I want a female president, but she is more conservative than I in many ways. Of course, I'd vote for her, should she be the candidate, but I don't think she has the support among women that article says, more than some, yes, but not as much as people think. If she is planning to enter, then it is time to get serious and start laying out some ideas - now. As much as I appreciate her, she is truly a divisive force in our country - the reich wing hates her even more than they hated Bill, more than Obama even I think. It would make for a closer election than I'd like to see in 2016 unless of course the Tea Party buffoons run another Ryan or Cantor or the like because as much as the Tea Party likes them, the rest of the country, by a large margin, does not favor their policies - they are just louder than anyone right now but that does not translate to votes. Nor will it in 2016, the party that is against everything will lose, unless Democrats hand it to them with a candidate the country can't support in full. But the next time, Elizabeth will be ready and I just hope I'm still her to vote for her. If she changes her mind in 2016, I'll celebrate and champion that too. The woman walks on water as far as I'm concerned.

Thursday July 10, 2014, 1:47 pm
Noted & shared. Thanks Ashley

Brad H (21)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 3:32 pm

Colin Hope (243)
Friday July 11, 2014, 12:34 am
Politics stink!

Animae C (514)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 12:01 am
T.Y. Ashley

Winnie A (179)
Saturday July 26, 2014, 12:22 pm
Lots of good comments. I think her time to run for the Presidency is now 2016. I'd love to vote for her and campaign for her if she runs. We need more women in politics. I hope Hilary runs and wins. She's got my vote.
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