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Movement To Draft Elizabeth Warren For President

Senator Elizabeth Ann Warren has said that she will not run for President in 2016. However, for many Democrats, Hillary Clinton is a disheartening candidate. They’re dismayed by Hillary Clinton’s support for the Rush to war in Iraq, and by the way that it took her a decade to admit that vote was a mistake. They’re worried about the way that Hillary Clinton has supported, rather than protested against, massive electronic spying against law-abiding Americans by the National Security Agency. On many other issues, Hillary Clinton has also been anti-progressive in her positions.

Senator Elizabeth Ann Warren, on the other hand, has a solid progressive record. So, despite Warren’s denials of interest in the presidential race, many Democrats have clamored for Warren to start a campaign.

Now, there is an organization that’s formed with the sole mission of convincing Senator Warren to run for President in 2016. With a clear jab at Hillary Clinton’s super PAC, it’s called Ready For Warren. If you’re hoping for Elizabeth Ann Warren to challenge Hillary Clinton, this group offers ways for your hopes to be moved into concrete action.

6 thoughts on “Movement To Draft Elizabeth Warren For President”

  1. DrRGP says:

    A first-term senator for president? Yea, we know how that usually works out.

  2. DrRGP says:

    A first-term senator for president. Yeah, we know how that usually works out. How about another alternative to Mrs. Clinton, please?

  3. Charles Manning says:

    She certainly stands out in the Democratic party. However, she’s a Methodist. That church opposes same-sex marriage and is only reluctantly pro-choice. The church also espouses conservative theological doctrines, but professes to tolerate diversity of belief. Members include George W. and Laura Bush; Dick Cheney is said to attend without being a member. Hillary Clinton and former Senator Max Cleland are United Methodists. I think Warren should be questioned about the role of her religious beliefs in public life. I’m also concerned about her membership until 1996 in the Republican party, which of course includes the Nixon, Reagan, and Bush I years. Although her views about economics seem progressive, she reportedly raised $39 million for her 2012 senate campaign, more than any other senate candidate that year. I’d like to know who gave her campaign so much money and what she agreed to in return.

    1. Bill says:

      She also owns a MacBook; she should be waterboarded until she admits her support for slave labor and totalitarian Communist regimes.

      Fer cryin’ out loud. “She’s a Methodist!” Is that all ya got? Can you spell ‘bigot’?

      1. Charles Manning says:

        Being a Methodist isn’t the only thing I “got.” After what happened under George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, I don’t think it’s unfair to ask where Methodism takes Warren on important issues. I don’t think being concerned about freedom for women and gays, and opposed to the imposition of theological theories on government functions, makes me a bigot — although you’re entitled to your opinion. And sure, let’s find out by reasonable inquiry if she approves of the production by slave labor, in totalitarian regimes, of products shipped to America. Are you saying MacBooks are made by slave labor? I think the same kind of vetting should apply to all candidates, not just Warren.

        If it makes any difference to you, I’ll probably support and vote for Warren if she makes a statement something like JFK did concerning his religion. And if third party and independent presidential candidates like Jill Stein, or Bernie Sanders, show no signs of achieving as much as 5% of the national vote.

        1. Stephen Kent Gray says:

          Charles, thank for bringing up that the United Methodists Church despite being touted as mainline is Evangelical or semi-Evangelical on lots of stuff.

          The largest U.S. mainline churches are sometimes referred to as the “Seven Sisters of American Protestantism”. The term was apparently coined by William Hutchison.

          With almost 7.7 million U.S. members in 2009, the United Methodist Church is the largest U.S. mainline Protestant denomination.
          The second largest mainline denomination is the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), with approximately 3.86 million members as of 2013
          Third in size is the Episcopal Church, with approximately 1.89 million members in the U.S. in 2012
          The fourth largest mainline denomination is the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), with approximately 1.76 million members in 2013
          American Baptist Churches USA are fifth in size, with approximately 1.3 million members (2008).
          The United Church of Christ has a little over 998,000 members in 2012
          The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has a little over 625,000 as of 2012.

          There are also Quakers (Religious Society of Friends), Moravian Church, and Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches also but they are much smaller. Unitarian Universalism (Unitarian Universalist Association) is seen as a seperate religion in and of itself rather than a form of Protestantism/Chrstianity.

          Church affiliation is a valid point given the prior such notes on Sarah Palin being part of the Assmeblies of God on several websites. Sarah Palin is popularly described by her detractors as an extreme right winger. In reality, she has some protectionist leanings. Her comparatively extreme positions are on the social rather than the economic scale. While her pro-gun, pro-Iraq invasion, anti-gay and anti- abortion positions are applauded in some quarters, Joe Six-pack may not be quite so enamoured with what Palin’s denominational website, the General Council of the Assemblies of God, has to say: “We urge all believers to avoid the Satanic tool of alcohol which destroys lives, damns souls, and blights society.”

          As can be seen by the chart in the link, religious affiliation and political leanings mutally effect each other.

          That chart deals with foreign policy dimensions as well. Looking up where most Methodists are on both charts would be useful reference as well as all other religious groups for any and all other candidates.

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