Earlier today, an enthusiastic group of lefty activists launched a campaign to convince Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to run for president in 2016. Now, the hashtag #ReadyForWarren didn’t become a top trend on Twitter, but the group’s launch did come equipped with a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and a flashy website which includes a petition encouraging a Warren Presidential run.
“I think there’s an opportunity for us to convince her if we’re really able to make the case as to why we think she’s the right person,” said Erica Sagrans, the Ready For Warren campaign manager.
“If Warren choses to mount a run for the presidency,” Rep. Michele Bachmann said, “If I was Mrs. Clinton, I would be extremely concerned with what I see.”
For her part, Warren has consistently said she isn’t interested in running for president.
“It interesting, what I’m seeing in all the the national journals, it’s a swoonfest right now over Elizabeth Warren,” Bachmann said. “They’re just just salivating over her because she represents a very progressive view . . . and I think there could be trouble” for Hillary Clinton.
“Imagine you were Hillary Clinton,” Newt Gingrich said, “you remember the unknown candidate,” Barack Obama, “who came out of nowhere to destroy your inevitably to become president; you’ve been through a terrible three weeks of mistake after mistake, and you read that there is now a “Ready For Warren” draft movement forming. How can you not sit there drinking your coffee and think, ‘after five or six self-destructive weeks, it’s happening all over again?’ And what would you and Bill talk about at that point.”
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