The Boston Globe editorial board on Sunday urged Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) to reconsider her decision to not run for president in 2016. Senator Warren has denied that she has any interest in running for president numerous times, but that hasn’t stopped the liberal base of the Democratic Party to keep urging her to get in the race through social media.
In the editorial, the Boston Globe argues that it would be a horrible mistake if Democrats let Hillary Clinton get the party’s nomination without having any creditable opposition. Currently the only three candidates that look likely to challenge Clinton are former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia, former Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland and current Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). None of these three excites the base like Senator Warren can.
Via Boston Globe:
“Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren can make sure that doesn’t happen. While Warren has repeatedly vowed that she won’t run for president herself, she ought to reconsider. And if Warren sticks to her refusal, she should make it her responsibility to help recruit candidates to provide voters with a vigorous debate on her signature cause, reducing income inequality, over the next year,”
“The Democratic Party finds itself with some serious divides that ought to be settled by the electorate. Some are clear-cut policy differences, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an enormous free-trade agreement with Pacific Rim nations that Warren opposes and Clinton backs,” the editorial board wrote. “Even in areas where the candidates agree, there are bound to be different priorities: It’s hard to imagine a President Clinton defending and enforcing the Dodd-Frank legislation with as much vigor as a President Warren, for instance.”
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