— CNN (@CNN) March 17, 2019
A stray observation from talking to people in IA and NH recently: Elizabeth Warren would be a lot of Democratic voters' first choice, or at least current favorite, if it weren't for "electability" worries. I cannot count how many people have told me something to this effect
— Molly Hensley-Clancy (@mollyhc) March 16, 2019
They say a good teacher leads their students towards knowledge, rather than just inculcating them, and even her enemies admit Elizabeth Warren is a very good teacher. The longer she’s on her current mission, the more I’d like to see her as President… but even if that’s not the end point, she’s making an incredibly valuable contribution to the Democratic party just by running the way she’s running.
Senator Warren has assumed the burden of being the candidate who proposes Sensible Alternatives. X (the cost of childcare, tech monopolies, affordable housing) is a problem for too many Americans. Here is my suggestion for fixing that, and also a proposal for covering the cost of doing so. The Horse-Race-Tout Media immediately rejects her proposals, as simultaneously inadequate and too far-reaching — with a sidebar of sexism and a strong dose of misogyny.
A week later, some other Democratic candidate proposes a not-entirely-dissimilar fix for approximately the same problem… and the worst the Conventional Wisdom Pundits can come up with is ‘What, this again? Why can’t the Dems *agree* about every platform detail in advance, and save us the trouble of reading all those icky position papers?’
To paraphrase @jkarsh – Elizabeth Warren just keeps grinding along and focusing on policy. She’s running a very simple, substance-rich campaign. Will be interesting to see how that holds up against some of the other candidates’ sizzle. https://t.co/5xrhpdrwj6
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) March 16, 2019
61% of American voters support @SenWarren's wealth tax, which would create a 2% tax on those with $50 million in wealth and 3% for those with $1 billion https://t.co/qfBbwJM8Pm pic.twitter.com/R7cFLluZ0e
— Brookings (@BrookingsInst) March 17, 2019