Elizabeth Warren: “I have a plan for that.”

By |2019-05-09T08:14:51-08:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |8 Comments

Is there any problem that Elizabeth Warren is not prepared to take on?

Courtesy of Time:

Warren’s policy proposals have become her brand. On the campaign trail, her off-the-cuff phrase “I have a plan for that!” became so ubiquitous that it morphed into a viral applause line; in Iowa, supporters printed the accidental slogan on T-shirts. Her campaign, staffers say, is built on the conviction that voters want substance, not theatrics, and will throw in for the candidate who puts forth serious ideas to create change.

It’s an audacious bet in the Donald Trump era. Voters tend to tell pollsters they prioritize policy over personality. But they said that in 2016 too, when Clinton’s detailed agenda was no match for Trump’s simple slogans and schoolyard nicknames. As her Democratic competitors offer enticing promises largely devoid of specifics, Warren insists on ­talking nuts and bolts. In her stump speech, she describes the mechanics of a tax that would fund her universal child-care plan, to pick just one example among many.

Warren’s investment in substance over style is not her only gamble. Over the past few months, she has fired her finance director, eschewed high-­dollar donors and hired as much as 10 times as many staffers in early voting states as most of her competitors. While others focus on big money and flashy rallies, she’s building a campaign designed to maximize the amount of time she spends in living rooms and community centers talking about what she would do as President.

There are a number of criteria that we use to pick our presidents. 

Intelligence, experience, charisma, policy positions, and even appearance. 

Elizabeth Warren checks most of those boxes, but if we only used policy positions as our single criteria I think that she would be walking away with this nomination. 

When it comes to big ideas, and explaining those big ideas she is in a league of her own. 

Hillary Clinton was also a policy nerd with big ideas, but unfortunately, she arrived with a ton of baggage to face off against a Republican party that had been preparing for her arrival as a candidate for almost twenty years. 

Elizabeth Warren could be Hillary Clinton 2.0, and if all the GOP has to use against her is the schoolyard insult of “Pocahontas” she could go all the way. 

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8 Comments

  1. $BM May 10, 2019 at 6:58 am

    OT?
    tinydjt tweet>Looks to me like it’s going to be SleepyCreepy Joe over Crazy Bernie. Everyone else is fading fast!
    5:20 AM – May 10, 2019

    It comes poorly from the mouth of a man who paid $130K to a porn star, bragged on camera about grabbing you-know-what, and palled around with Jeffrey Epstein, to call anyone “Creepy.” RT if you agree! #DerangedDonald

    “He has been accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls at his Palm Beach mansion between 2001 and 2006, but was sentenced to only 13 months in county jail as part of the agreement.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/george-conway-calls-out-trump-for-palling-around-with-convicted-pedophile-jeffrey-epstein/

  2. Anon May 10, 2019 at 9:54 am

    This of course brings to mind the 1984 Wasilla beauty pageant, when Sarah showed the world that she was able to blow air over a hole, under the guise of ‘flute playing’. How is blowing air a talent?

  3. The Frog May 10, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/elizabeth-warren-west-virginia-opioids_n_5cd5b782e4b054da4e890b85

    Kermit, with a population of 400, has been held up as an example of the nation’s opioid epidemic since it was reported that nearly 9 million hydrocodone pills were shipped to a small pharmacy in the town by the McKesson Corporation in the course of two years.

  4. Your Fired! May 10, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/the-great-hoax-that-trump-is-for-the-little-guy-will-come-crashing-down-in-2020-in-the-key-states-he-needs-biographer/

    “Tim, we were talking about this at the break, nothing helped Donald Trump become president probably more than the “Apprentice.”
    “Even people now being hurt by his tariffs and going under are going under believing, ‘Well, I think he’s going to know what to do and he’ll do the right thing.’”
    “And the reality is Donald Trump doesn’t care at all about average Americans,”

  5. Anonymous May 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    N o t h a p p e n I n g.

    But this hillarious to watch the hysteria of the next sure thing democratic president by people who simply hate trump and that is all you have.

    He is going for two terms. It’s a done deal.

    • Anon May 11, 2019 at 3:42 pm

      OK. w h a t e v e r m a k e s y o u h a p p y.

  6. BLM May 11, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Sober and Serious
    “she’s seeking the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination to promote the party’s fundamental views on individual civil liberties, non-interventionist foreign policies, comprehensive immigration reform and strong advocacy for gun rights.

    Joe Feagin, a noted sociologist and social theorist who has studied racial and gender issues for decades, once told me that is impossible to have an hour-long discussion of U.S. race relations without having a preceding five-hour history lesson.”

    ” she noted that Libertarians are full-throated in their support for the rights of citizens to own and bear guns and that the Black Panthers decades ago called for arming black people to protect them against the government. I agreed and we both laughingly bemoaned the idea that the federal government would almost immediately institute gun control policies if black people owned and used guns as recklessly as white Americans do nowadays.”

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