Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Elizabeth Warren to Announce Senate Candidacy

The Boston Globe is reporting that a senior campaign adviser has confirmed to the Globe that Elizabeth Warren will launch her candidacy by greeting voters across the state, beginning with a morning visit to a Boston, Massachusetts subway station. She will then head to New Bedford, Framingham, Worcester, and Springfield, making similar appearances shaking hands and greeting voters.

Warren will not make any formal statements or speeches, but her aides will put a video on her campaign website featuring the candidate talking about the major themes she will strike as a candidate.

Observers of Massachusetts politics tell me, as I have reported before, that Scott Brown the current Senator is very popular in Massachusetts  and that it will be very difficult for Warren to beat Brown. Her only hope may be if she gets the backing of the Kennedy political machine (Only Ted is dead).

From all accounts Warren is very stubborn and to the left of President Obama on all issues. Next to her Paul Krugman would look like a Tea Party sympathizer.


1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately it's looking like she does have the full backing of the kennedy machine up here. She essentially announced her campaign when she was invited to speak at the Boston Labor Council Breakfast. (The BLC are the actual foot-soldiers that nudge the population into agreeing with whatever the party line coming from the top is at any given moment)

    Regardless, I think it will be a tough fight. Brown is pretty well liked.

    We'll see. I'm sure entertainment will ensue. I had high hopes for Brown, but if there's anything I've learned over the years, it's that even your favored politician will disappoint. At this point I just observe and try to find humor in it all.