Progressives Look To Elizabeth Warren As Their Path To The White House

The presence of Elizabeth Warren is very much the center of attention during Super Tuesday, especially with both Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders campaigning in the senator’s own state of Massachusetts.

According to Politico, those who are familiar with her way of thinking feel that she will play the role of the progressive standard-bearer as she waits to see which of the two candidates has the most leverage before making her decision for who she’s going to endorse.

The source also mentions the internal conflict among far-left and moderate Democrats and how progressives are looking at her decision as one that will bring more enthusiasm to their constituents.

One news source in Massachusetts reported over a week ago that Elizabeth Warren’s potential candidate of choice, Clinton, had put up five new campaign offices across the state simultaneously.

A potential endorsement — or even a guess as to who Warren is voting for — plays off a platform she can support, which Sanders is already running on, but it too, is one that Clinton has leaned towards for her campaign: putting focus on Elizabeth Warren’s mounting concerns over regulating Wall Street and protecting the middle class from predatory oligarchs.

The anticipation has been such that the New York Times even had to confront the site Clone Zone for an article they published which went viral — an article designed to look as if it were published by the New York Times itself — saying that Elizabeth Warren had endorsed Bernie Sanders.

Not only did the fake article claim that she endorsed the presidential candidate, but also that she had broken with her Democratic colleagues, creating the impression of new conflict within the party.

The current status for what the Democratic party stands for has been widely reported as centered around a farther left mindset, which many see as the antithesis of the far right, and which is mostly generated by the energy from the Bernie Sanders campaign.

Elizabeth Warren's state of Massachusetts, polling place in Boxboro A few people checking names at a polling place in Boxboro, Massachusetts circa 2006. [image by Liz West via Flickr | CC BY 2.0]The Observer goes even further with their op-ed as to what they feel hangs in the balance should Warren endorse one candidate over another, based off of the Democratic party’s growing ideology.

And yet this hasn’t sideswiped her regular message on regulating the big banks, because on February 25, 2015, a series of tweets were made from Elizabeth Warren’s official Twitter account concerning a report released by an advisory committee that the senator says, is full of “mischaracterizations” and “problems.” Warren suggested that the report had been compromised, and she was critical of the government-created regulatory group, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

The mentioned Dodd-Frank bill is named after two former senators and was written — with contributions from Warren — to enforce more oversight on big banks and Wall Street after the financial crisis of 2008-2009. Republican candidates have made no secret about campaigning against the bill, promising to do away with it if elected to the White House.

The only piece of information to come out on her involvement on Super Tuesday is from one source, FOX25 WFXT, which says that Elizabeth Warren will be voting via absentee ballot, which means she will not be at a polling spot.

Elizabeth Warren consoles a voter. Elizabeth Warren speaks with a supporter circa 2012. [Image by Mystery Pill via Flickr | CC BY 2.0]In many interviews with the candidates, the name of former candidate Mitt Romney has been mentioned as a person who has not only been public about not supporting Trump, but has also been said to be influential. It was said that Romney had asked Republican candidate John Kasich to drop out of the race, which Kasich denies.

This would parallel with progressive’s expectations that make Elizabeth Warren the equivalent for Democrats, because as The Inquisitr once reported, she ordered the candidates not make the same mistake that Obama made when he was campaigning.

According to the Intercept, the office of Elizabeth Warren has released a 13-page report accusing the government of going easy on individuals with immense wealth and power, while harshly sentencing poorer individuals who commit the same kind of crimes. The report is called “Rigged Justice: How Weak Enforcement Lets Corporate Offenders Off Easy.”

In January Elizabeth Warren also published an op-ed in the New York Times where she defended the Obama administration for setting the agenda for a progressive direction but also held the administration accountable for not doing enough.

Both the president and Warren have been openly critical about each other, especially over Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), as reported by CNN last year, which plays off of the different ideologies between the moderate liberals against those from the farther left camp.

It’s this kind of criticism against financial corruption that has the voters and the media, paying attention to how Elizabeth Warren is eventually going to tip the scale.

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