The idea that NO ONE will run against Hillary Clinton is silly….
Clinton NEEDS someone to be there pushing her….
It probably won’t be Elizabeth Warren….
But others ARE going to run and they will run at Hillary from the left which IS a weak point for her…..
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) received a standing ovation at a progressive conference in Washington on Thursday, as the left continues to urge her to run for president in 2016.
“Run, Elizabeth, run!” they chanted, as one supporter asked her whether she’d launch a presidential campaign.
“I appreciate the thought,” Warren told the crowd, smiling. “I am not running for president.”
Her well-received speech at the liberal Campaign For America’s Future (CAF) conference only underscores liberals’ growing frustration in finding an alternative to all but undeclared frontrunner and former secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Progressive groups such as CAF, which helped launch then-Sen. Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, have become increasingly more vocal about their concerns with Clintons’ economic policies.
They say former President Bill Clinton’s deregulatory policies in the 1990s helped contribute to the 2008 economic collapse, and question the Clintons’ ties to Wall St. donors.
“Hillary Clinton, if she decides to run, should be talking about the kinds of issues we’ve been talking about today,” said CAF co-founder Roger Hickey in an interview. “There are a lot of things that she hasn’t clarified.”
Last week, the Clintons offered an unapologetic defense of their economic policies in separate Washington speeches. Hillary, for her part, praised her husband’s economic record, while criticizing former President George Bush.
Bill was more forthright.
“Everybody acts like I sat in a closet and said, ‘What can I do for Wall Street today?'” the former president said at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s 2014 Fiscal Summit last week.
The so-called “Elizabeth Warren wing of the Democratic party” has yet to find their candidate. Warren has insisted she’s not running. But other contenders lack her appeal to the base.
Earlier Thursday, The Wall Street Journal reported that former Montana Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer was interested in running as a progressive alternative to Clinton. And Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley as well as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are also considered to be mulling a run…..
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