MAYBE, MAYBE NOT
Progressives who dream that the Democratic Party will soon get a great blast of fresh air from Sen. Elizabeth Warren had better relax for the time being. She’s not running for president. At the moment. The Massachusetts Democrat, now a fixture on the roster of 2016 presidential hopefuls, insists the White House is not in her future.
“No. I’m not running and I’m not going to run. I’m in Washington. I’ve got this really great job and a chance to try and make a difference on things that really matter. I’m not running. I’m not running,” Mrs. Warren, dressed in a bright blue suit, told NBC.
Such talk is a requirement when one is on a political wish list. When Fox Business Network host Neil Cavuto asked Mitt Romney if he still wanted to enter the race, the word “never” came up nine times. In the meantime, Mrs. Warren may deny she has any White House intentions — but she continues to clearly articulate her mission.
“We need to lower the interest rate on student loans. I think we need to put more money into medical research. I think that we need to raise the minimum wage. Nobody should work full time and still live in poverty. I think we need to strengthen Social Security and expand its reach. There’s a lot to fight over right this minute,” she said.