— Ashley Nicole Black (@ashleyn1cole) May 19, 2019
Guess who’s crying and shaking and just talked to Elizabeth Warren on the phone?!?!? We have a plan to get my mom grandkids, it’s very comprehensive, and it does involve raising taxes on billionaires.
— Ashley Nicole Black (@ashleyn1cole) May 21, 2019
Courtesy of Vox:
Elizabeth Warren is giving people a new reason to pick up their phones when a call comes in from an unknown number: She might be on the line. It’s a way for the Massachusetts Democrat to thank her backers. It’s also a savvy political strategy to highlight and spread her grassroots support.
Warren ignited a viral moment over the weekend when she replied to a tweet from comedian Ashley Nicole Black asking whether the 2020 candidate, whose 2020 mantra is that she “has a plan for that,” has a plan for her love life. “DM me and let’s figure this out,” Warren, seemingly out of nowhere, replied.
Warren apparently followed up with a phone call, Black said Monday on Twitter. “Guess who’s crying and shaking and just talked to Elizabeth Warren on the phone?!?!?” she wrote.
Black isn’t the only one Warren is calling — she’s making a habit of dialing many of her supporters, and “Elizabeth Warren called me” is turning into a meme.
Presidential candidates are often described as being phony and out of touch with their constituents but Warren seems to be turning that on its head by becoming super accessible and responding to people in a one on one basis.
Now there is no way that Warren can personally respond to all of her supporters, and some people would very likely abuse this access, but even reaching out to a relatively small number increases Warren’s image of accessibility and humanity.
One of the digs about Hillary was that she talked about policies without attaching them directly to people who would benefit from those policies.
Elizabeth Warren is a huge policy wonk, but she is also tailoring her message to individuals and listening to their feedback.
That is a thing that Joe Biden is famous for, and Elizabeth Warren appears to be no slouch either.