I want Elizabeth Warren to run for president. Below is some text from Mother Jones. It appears that she is getting really popular.
This is a photo of a volunteer meeting for Elizabeth Warren, who is leading the race for the Democratic nomination to take on Sen. Scott Brown (R) in Massachusetts:
This looks more like the kind of crowd you’d see at presidential volunteer meeting late in the campaign than a rally for a Senate candidate 13 months before the general election. It sure looks like Warren has her base fired up. That’s not all: On Wednesday, Alan Khazei, perhaps Warren’s strongest opponent in the Democratic primary, dropped out of the race, all but ensuring Warren wins the nomination and has a unified Democratic party behind her for an epic November 2012 showdown with Brown.
As Mother Jones’ Nick Baumannpoints out, a turnout like that would be impressive no matter what, but for a US Senate race that’s still 13 months away? This photo might as well be a hoard of Orcs large enough to make Gandalf crap his pants.
Here is the viral video of one of her in home talks. In this video, she talks about the debt crisis and taxes on the rich. I love it when really smart people agree with me. Can we get her to run in 2016?
Text via Lybio.
My favorite part of looking at this hole, we got in this hole – one billion dollar – one trillion dollars on tax cuts for the rich under George Bush, we got into this hole 2 trillion dollars on two wars that we put on a credit card for our children and grand children to pay off. And we go into this hole 1 trillion dollars on a medicare drug program that (a) was not paid for and (b) is 40% more expensive than it needs to be because it was a give away to the drug companies. So we just have – that’s just 4 trillion right there! So part of the way you fix this problem is like: “Don’t do those things.”
No seriously, you know I hear all this warfare – whatever – NO!~ There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. NOBODY! You built a factory out there – good for you! But I wanna be clear, you moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. Source: LYBIO.net You hired workers – the rest of us paid to educate – you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that maroting bands would come and cease everything at your factory and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did, now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea, god bless, keep a big hunk of it, but part of the underling social contract – you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.