Hillary Clinton became the first ever woman to win a Presidential nomination in either major political party in American history. Now the question is whether or not she will select Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as her running mate. Few women before have been selected to run as a VP candidate (‘84 Ferraro, ’08 Palin), but since a lengthy confidential meeting between Clinton and Warren, it is a possibility you can add Warren to that list.
Since being elected Senator, Warren has been a progressive voice for the liberals supporting lower college costs, a plan to eliminate college debt, leveling the gender wage gap, and increasing the minimum wage. All of these are the keystones to the current Democratic platform and something that Hillary has been preaching throughout her campaign.
However, when Clinton preaches these equitable and just ideals, she does so in a $12.5 thousand dollar Armani jacket paid for by her high paying speeches to top banking firms. So if chosen, Warren could help level out “Crooked Hillary’s” (as Trump so loving puts it) image, as Warren is more likely to be seen in the Chef Curry 2 sneakers rather than an Armani jacket.
Warren comes from a working class family and has evolved her political stance over time always putting the public market at the forefront of her political views. Before 1995, Warren supported the Republican party until she realized that the Democratic Party’s stance on public markets made more sense to her. Since being elected, she has publicly cried out against the way the Justice Department, SEC, and Fed responded to those banking firms who committed fraud.
In a letter she wrote, “If large financial institutions can break the law and accumulate million in profits, and if they get caught, settle by paying out of those profits, they do not have much incentive to follow the law.”
Warren is also confident in her role as Commander-in-Chief if Clinton were to relinquish the role. Rachel Maddow asked her if she would be ready for that role, Warren responded “Yes, I do.” That’s a pretty big hint that she has considered becoming the VP after deciding not to make a presidential run in this 2016 election.
There is a major impediment in Warren’s VP case, however. If chosen and Clinton/Warren 2016 wins, Massachusetts would have an interim US Senator until 2018 which would be decided by the Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. Now, that’s politics for you.
But, don’t think for a second that Trump is scared of Warren.
Trump will be attacking Warren for her sourceless claim of being part Native American Cherokee that came out during her 2012 Senate race when she was listed as a minority in the Association of American Law Schools directories and for what he views as being all talk and no action.
Picked as Clinton’s VP or not, Warren will be a major player in this years elections as she sees Trump as a major deterrent for the progress of America because the “thin-skinned, racist bully’s” narcissism and greed.