July 6, 2014

Is Obama quietly backing Warren?

Edward Klein, NY Post - President Obama has quietly promised Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren complete support if she runs for president — a stinging rebuke to his nemesis Hillary Clinton, sources tell me.

Publicly, Obama has remained noncommittal on the 2016 race, but privately he worries that Clinton would undo and undermine many of his policies. There’s also a personal animosity, especially with Bill Clinton, that dates from their tough race six years ago.

A former Harvard law professor and administration aide, Warren would energize the left wing of the Democrat Party just as Obama did against Clinton in 2008.

Thanks to her outspoken stand against big banks and the top 1 percent, Warren is the darling of progressives. She won her Senate seat thanks to millions of dollars in donations from outside Massachusetts, including from rich environmentalists and Hollywood celebrities.

Obama has authorized his chief political adviser, Valerie Jarrett, to conduct a full-court press to convince Warren to throw her hat into the ring.

In the past several weeks, Jarrett has held a series of secret meetings with Warren. During these meetings, Jarrett has explained to Warren that Obama is worried that if Hillary succeeds him in the White House, she will undo many of his policies.



Anonymous said...

"...but privately he worries that Clinton would undo and undermine many of his policies."
Say what?
His has been nothing more than an extension of the continuum that is the neo-Liberal economic revolution begun under Reagan. All have been accountable to Wall Street and Wall Street alone. Any differences have been marginal, at best. Small bits of political raw meat to temporarily assuage the ever decreasing number of engaged voters.
God good, what classic misdirection, it's the stuff of prestidigitation--mere showbiz.
Lead the crowd, plant the thoughts, let the acts begin.

Anonymous said...

The stuff of TV scripts with which the NY Post competes. If true, Warren seems incapable of winning a national election or running a government. She would have as much chance against the bankers and generals as Patty Hearst did against the SLA. The notion that Obama has a legacy that Hillary could undermine, calls for serailized reports that would keep Klein on the payroll for a couple more years.