U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-22-2011, 09:34 PM
 
12,436 posts, read 10,788,955 times
Reputation: 3148

Advertisements

It is all about Elizabeth.

She raised more than $3 million in just the first few weeks of cash collection, rang up more than 796,000 hits on You Tube for her pronouncement that “there is nobody in this country who got rich on his own”, and is regularly drawing large number of volunteers to her campaign headquarters almost a year before the 2012 election.

Even veteran Democratic strategists have struggled to explain the Warren phenomenon within the liberal base of the party. But over the weekend, Rebecca Traister — in the New York Times magazine — offered the best explanation we’ve read about why Warren has taken off so high, so fast.

“Even though she’s running for the Senate and not for the presidency, the early devotion to Warren recalls the ardor once felt by many for Obama,” wrote Traister, adding:

“Embracing Warren as the next ‘one’ is, in part, a way of getting over Obama; she provides an optimistic distraction from the fact that under our current president, too little has changed, for reasons having to do both with the limitations of the political system and the limitations of the man. She makes people forget that estimations of him were too overheated, trust in his powers too fervid.”
Warren is to the — for lack of a better word — “professional left” what they thought (and hoped) Obama would be when he was elected, a true believer not willing to compromise on core principles of the party.

Elizabeth Warren: Obama’s natural heir? - The Washington Post
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-22-2011, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
19,889 posts, read 17,023,045 times
Reputation: 3135
Probably.

Elizabeth Warren On Occupy Wall Street: I Created 'The Intellectual Foundation For What They Do'
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-22-2011, 09:43 PM
 
12,094 posts, read 11,748,787 times
Reputation: 10132
I'd love to see an election between her, and a tax-the-poor, cut-taxes-on-the-rich Republican. She'd win in a landslide in just about any district in this country.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-22-2011, 09:47 PM
 
12,436 posts, read 10,788,955 times
Reputation: 3148
Quote:
Originally Posted by WestCobb View Post
I'd love to see an election between her, and a tax-the-poor, cut-taxes-on-the-rich Republican. She'd win in a landslide in just about any district in this country.
Well I am looking forward to her winning in Mass. first. She has an edge to her unlike Obama. She won't capitulate.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-22-2011, 10:10 PM
 
23,837 posts, read 20,824,003 times
Reputation: 9389
All politics are local. Liberals can drool all they want over her during the election season, but if she wins a seat in the Senate, she'll be but one of 535 lawmakers, and a junior one at that (which garners no power whatsoever).
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-22-2011, 10:24 PM
 
12,436 posts, read 10,788,955 times
Reputation: 3148
Quote:
Originally Posted by AeroGuyDC View Post
All politics are local. Liberals can drool all they want over her during the election season, but if she wins a seat in the Senate, she'll be but one of 535 lawmakers, and a junior one at that (which garners no power whatsoever).
Well Elizabeth for senate in 2012 would be great, but Elizabeth for 2016 would be wonderful.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-23-2011, 06:02 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
74,232 posts, read 38,148,107 times
Reputation: 16590
There is a big reason why Ted Kennedy's seat went to a more Conservative person, than Ted ever was.

There is a big reason, many State legislatures that had been Progressive for 50 years, turned to a more Conservative stance in 2010.

There is a big reason the Progressives did not remain in power in the House and no longer have a Super majority in the Senate.

There is a big reason there is such a great divide, that has been created in the last 3 years in this nation, not seen since the Civil War.


People are waking up in the internet age. The FCC can no longer regulate what we hear and see with our own eyes & ears, but they are trying to grab the world wide web, aren't they. National media has become nothing but political propaganda.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-23-2011, 06:06 AM
 
20,950 posts, read 17,120,165 times
Reputation: 10270
While she's physically unattractive enough to be attractive to the left, her message only resonates with about 20% of Americans.

If I'm wrong, let's see how she would perform in middle America.

She chose that district in Mass. because of its leftist tendencies.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-23-2011, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
10,029 posts, read 7,488,089 times
Reputation: 4209
Hopefully Obama will come up and campaign for her. We all know how well things end for Obama supported candidates......
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-23-2011, 06:13 AM
 
3,457 posts, read 3,262,050 times
Reputation: 1532
i don't see her as having much in common with Obama. Obama is a corporate liberal who is trying to figure out how to appease Republicans. Warren is a populist conservative who is trying to figure out how to win as a Democrat.

i would equate Warren to the left's version of Ron Paul. She has been dead-on about many things, and she has simple, clear-cut solutions to our financial problems. The challenge is to package and disseminate those solutions in a way that's politically acceptable to voters.

She wants to "level the playing field" between individuals and corporations, and the neocons will definitely try and paint that as being "socialist."
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top