From this item at The Hill comes a pretty interesting take on the 2016 Presidential election cycle in general and a potential Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) run in particular…
Why Warren will run against Clinton in 2016
By John LeBoutillier, contributor
State of the 2016 Race
A weekly column for The Hill analyzing the current state of the 2016 presidential race.
The Democratic race: Why Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will run in 2016 against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
1. Warren is the only national politician today from either party who conveys a sense of outrage over our current — deteriorating — national situation. Her passion is her signature calling card in a time when all the other candidates for president seem to have passion only for themselves and their candidacies.
2. At a recent 12-person in-depth focus group in Denver conducted by Peter Hart and reported in The Washington Post by Dan Balz, the only national politician who was viewed favorably was Warren — even by some of the Republican voters in the focus group.
3. Why? Because she is the only politician who is even talking about the powerlessness of the average person — and the seemingly too powerful corporate and Wall Street entities.
4. This issue cuts across all political lines. It is the issue that catapulted President Teddy Roosevelt into the political hall of fame. His trust busting led to today’s anti-trust regulations and the belief that the federal government’s role is to act as a neutral referee to ensure a fair playing field. But no one today believes the feds are neutral — or fair. Instead, big government is seen as corrupt and as “rigged” as big business.
5. Indeed, there isn’t that much that separates Occupy Wall Street from the Tea Party. One blames big business while the other blames big government for our problems. But more and more, people see the two as in bed with each other in a cynical game to line their own pockets and to preserve their power — all at the expense of the average American.
6. This underlying fear is the hidden issue in the 2016 race — and so far, only Warren is even talking about it.