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Warren warms up her backhand: Hillary’s ‘terrific’

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Politics,Chris Stirewalt,Power Play

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WARREN WARMS UP HER BACKHAND: HILLARY’S ‘TERRIFIC’
Elizabeth Warren
isn’t running for president… yet. In an interview with ABC News to promote her new book, the freshman senator from Massachusetts was sticking closely to her non-denial denial of a potential 2016 run: “I’m not running for president.” The liberal icon stayed on script, talking about the need for left-wing activists to mobilize for this falls’ midterm elections until confronted with this question: “Do you think Hillary Clinton would make a good president?” Warren quickly swatted it aside: “I think Hillary Clinton is terrific. We’ve gotta stay focused on these issues right now.”

[Esquire’s Charles Pierce examines Warren’s influence and why many want her to run in 2016. Does he dig it? Try this line: “She has come to remind us who we are, or at least who we once were.” Quite so, Mr. Pierce.]

Ouch - Even as Warren was deflecting questions about calls for her to block Clinton’s coronation as the Democratic nominee, Warren alluded to the main concern members of their party have about the Clintons, who amassed an enormous fortune through their political clout and are  famously cozy with Wall Street and other business patrons. From Warren’s ABC interview:  “Look, Washington works for those who have lots of money and lots of power. It concentrates it. All we've got on the other side are our voices. And we need to make our voices heard. And we need to make them heard now. We’re runnin’ outa time. That’s where I’m gonna stay focused.”

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