Elizabeth Warren’s former national finance chair, Paul Egerman, has told several inquiring donors this month that, despite runaway speculation and a burning desire from the party’s left wing, the freshman senator will not run for president in 2016.
Egerman, the fundraiser said, quickly threw cold water on the theory.
“It’s not gonna happen,” the source said.
That’s OK, I want her right there in Congress. I want her to push Congress to the left every day at the top of her lungs for the next 20 or so years. She’s a freshman and she’s already a gadfly to the monied interests. What will she do with seniority and influence? She could be a holy terror for many MANY years to come. We need loud progressive voices in Congress and she fits the bill. And then some.
I want her to serve as proof of concept that a real hardcore liberal can be in Congress and STAY in Congress. Bonus! She’ll serve as a painful reminder to the GOP that blocking her appointment to the CFPB was the worst mistake they ever made.