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  •  Though you posed the question to the diarist, (2+ / 0-)
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    allow me to jump in.

    As per my sig line, I believe EW is the highest profile economic populist on the scene who could galvanize anti-Hillary enthusiasm and pose a substantive challenge. Even if Ms. Warren ultimately decides to stick to her current no-run position, a demonstrable broad based demand for her candidacy and the policies she espouses might encourage another progressive to take up the mantle in time to offer a real alternative to the Inevitable One in the primaries.

    In 2006 Obama explicitly and definitively ruled out a 2008 run for president and declared he would remain in the senate until his term expired in 2010. Can we please stop the "Warren won't run" bullshit?

    by WisePiper on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 01:18:41 PM PST

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    •  How does she pose a challenge if she has (7+ / 0-)

      said she won't run?

    •  I don't know enough about EW's social views, (1+ / 0-)
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      but without question her populist economic stance has me wanting to learn more.

      It's past time to get a woman in the White House, just as it was important to elect an African American. Unfortunately, as the diarist ably points out, just not at the price of another water carrier for the same old same old.

      War beats down, and sows with salt, the hearts and minds of soldiers." Brecht

      by DaNang65 on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 01:27:15 PM PST

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    •  What of the candidates who have already (5+ / 0-)

      expressed interest publicly?

      Wikipedia identifies the following:

      Publicly expressed interest[edit]
      Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States since 2009; U.S. Senator from Delaware 1973–2009; presidential candidate in 1988 and 2008[6][7][8]
      Hillary Rodham Clinton, United States Secretary of State 2009–2013; U.S. Senator from New York 2001–2009; presidential candidate in 2008[9][10][11]
      Howard Dean, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, 2005–2009; Governor of Vermont, 1991–2003; presidential candidate in 2004[7][12][13]
      Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland since 2007; Mayor of Baltimore 1999–2007[7][14][15]
      Bernie Sanders, Independent U.S. Senator from Vermont since 2007; U.S. Representative from Vermont, 1991-2007[16][17][18]
      Brian Schweitzer, Governor of Montana 2005–2013[19][20][21]

      KOS: "Mocking partisans focusing on elections? Even less reason to be on Daily Kos."

      by fcvaguy on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 01:28:08 PM PST

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      •  In my view, while none of the above names (2+ / 0-)
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        listed below Clinton are perfect, they each represent intriguing, worthy alternatives.

        Right now, however, it's Warren who's repeatedly staking out a clear populist position, and she's garnering more and more positive attention beyond the borders of Massachusetts.

        Capitalizing on that attention via a draft Warren movement would serve to broadcast her positions even more widely and whet the voters' enthusiasm for anyone besides Hillary to take up the Democratic banner in the election.

        In 2006 Obama explicitly and definitively ruled out a 2008 run for president and declared he would remain in the senate until his term expired in 2010. Can we please stop the "Warren won't run" bullshit?

        by WisePiper on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 02:09:35 PM PST

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        •  I'm assuming she's indeed not going to run (0+ / 0-)

          I take her word for it. And yes, I've read your sig line.

          KOS: "Mocking partisans focusing on elections? Even less reason to be on Daily Kos."

          by fcvaguy on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 02:43:20 PM PST

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