Chris Bowers, the DailyKos Campaign Director, has picked up on David’s call for Elizabeth Warren to run for Senate. (A call, of course, made even earlier by Ethan Porter, editor of Democracy! A Journal of Ideas, on the Globe’s Op-Ed page, and reviewed by Rob Anderson in the Globe’s “mysterious blog-like thing” The Angle.)
Good for Chris and for DKos. Warren would be an excellent challenger to Brown.
If Democrats are going to win in 2012, we need to do a better job connecting with the millions of Americans who are suffering real economic hardship. This requires a populist economic message that separates us from both Republicans and Wall Street, and also a record that backs up that message with results.
That’s why at Daily Kos we think Elizabeth Warren would be an excellent Democratic nominee to challenge Republican Scott Brown in the 2012 Massachusetts Senate election.
We’re starting a campaign to draft her into the race. Join that campaign by signing our petition in support of Warren now. We’ll deliver the petition to Warren in person, along with your supportive comments. …
Last week, we polled our Massachusetts members to see what they thought about the idea of drafting Elizabeth Warren. The response was overwhelming: 89% supported a campaign to draft her into the race.
You can sign their petition here. Rep. Dan Winslow’s preferred candidate Judge Nancy Gertner may just have to wait (just kidding, Rep. Winslow thinks Judge Gertner should consider a run for Congress, not Senate).