Contender for the presidential seat and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has written a tribute to lawmaker Elizabeth Warren. Ironically, the latter is being touted by many to challenge the former first lady for the US elections in 2016.
From janitor’s daughter to Harvard professor to U.S. Senator
“Elizabeth Warren never lets us forget that the work of taming Wall Street’s irresponsible risk taking and reforming our financial system is far from finished. And she never hesitates to hold powerful people’s feet to the fire: bankers, lobbyists, senior government officials and, yes, even presidential aspirants,” Clinton wrote for Time’s list of The 100 Most Influential People.
“Elizabeth Warren’s journey from janitor’s daughter to Harvard professor to public watchdog to U.S. Senator has been driven by an unflagging determination to level the playing field for hardworking American families like the one she grew up with in Oklahoma. She fights so hard for others to share in the American Dream because she lived it herself,” she wrote.
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Warren vs Clinton
The irony is that Warren is being peddled by people to challenge Clinton for the 2016 presidential elections. The most recent campaigner for Warren is actor Mark Ruffalo, who posted a video for the #DearElizabethWarren campaign.
Warren needs to run for president because “there’s not many people politically-speaking that are willing to take on the battles that you are specifically for these young people and this next generation – whether it’s the student debt, to the insidious and predatory practices of the banks, or climate change,” Ruffalo said in the video.
“Take your place, your rightful place in the history of this great nation,” he continued.
“On behalf of myself, on behalf of my children, on behalf of the future generations of the United States, would you please, please not say no to running, at least being in a primary, and take your rightful place in the history of this great nation,” he said in the video.
The Ideal Candidate
Clinton may have all the admiration for Warren. However, the feeling does not seem to be mutual.
In an interview with CNN, Warren was asked about the characteristics of her ideal candidate. Warren said she wanted someone who prioritizes the middle class, who stands up for student loans and social security.
Asked whether she have seen these characteristics with any of the Democrats hopeful for the seat, Warren’s response was honest.
“I want to see who else gets into the race.”
Warren said she had been asked a lot if she has plans of running for 2016. She consistently says no.
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