Elizabeth Warren Fans Drop Effort to Draft Her for 2016
The “Run Warren, Run” folks are calling it quits but according to them, they’ve already won.
Warren may not be running but another socialist is.
Why We’re Suspending the “Run Warren Run” Campaign
Today we announce the suspension of our campaign to draft Elizabeth Warren into the presidential race. There’s no sugar-coating it: We didn’t achieve our central goal. But there’s a bigger story that gives us tremendous hope: as one headline put it, “Elizabeth Warren may not be running, but she’s in the 2016 race anyway.”
In the six months since we launched the Run Warren Run effort, Senator Warren’s agenda and message have transformed the American political landscape. Echoing Warren’s famous adage that “the game is rigged,” Hillary Clinton declared in her campaign announcement that “the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top.” Bernie Sanders emerged out of the gate as a far stronger contender than political bookmakers could have imagined just a few months ago. And Martin O’Malley launched his campaign on Saturday calling for the breaking up of big banks and jailing of Wall Street crooks. Even some Republicans are positioning themselves to run against inequality (although their proposals would exacerbate it).
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Run Warren, done: Liberal effort to draft Warren disbands
Run Warren Run, the brainchild of two liberal groups that aimed to get Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president, is closing up shop, ending a six-month effort that was both mocked and praised.
The reason MoveOn.org and Democracy for America decided to end things: They’ve become convinced that Warren isn’t going to run for president.
“We would still love for her to run,” said a somewhat wistful Ben Wikler, Washington director of MoveOn. “But she has been clear and consistent and at this point it doesn’t feel like there is an obvious way that we could change her mind.”
If a Republican wins in 2016, expect these wingnuts to redouble their efforts for 2020.