Let the games begin
I stay out of Democratic presidential primaries as much as possible and I'm hoping to continue that habit this year as well. But I'm thrilled that such a quality field is developing and I look forward to seeing how it all shakes out. Obviously, beating Donald Trump is job one, but I don't have a clue what the winning formula is at the moment so I think a good primary battle will make that a bit more clear.
Anyway, Senator Elizabeth Warren announced her candidacy today and I'm very happy to see her in there. She has tremendous political talent, in particular a way of speaking that conveys economic issues in terms that average people can relate to. I've been a fan for a very long time, ever since I got to hear her address a small meeting of a few of us at Netroots Nation back in 2010. I remember that someone asked her at the end of it if she would run for president and she flashed a rueful little smile and ducked out of the room. I always figured that if the stars aligned that meant "yes."
Anyway, here's her announcement video. Let the games begin:
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