MAYBE, MAYBE NOT

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

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.

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