I would like to see a discussion here of Senator Warren’s surprising announcement, at a Holyoke town hall meeting, that after Nov. 6th she will take a “hard look” at the 2020 presidential race. Not so much the fact that she is thinking about running in 2020, which is widely known, but why she has chosen to highlight her plans right now, and in this way.
I was an early and passionate supporter of Elizabeth Warren, a volunteer organizer for her 2012 campaign, and my support for her hasn’t diminished. I think she’s been a terrific senator. Like many other supporters, I have mixed feelings about her prospects as a presidential candidate. But my question here isn’t whether she should run for president, but why she would choose to focus on her 2020 plans in such a pointed way, five weeks before the midterm election.
She raised the subject in the context of the Kavanaugh hearings, citing the need, as a woman who is already a political leader, to “own” her anger and to say, “Time’s up!” I share the anger and the sense of urgency, but I know I’m not alone among Elizabeth Warren’s supporters in questioning her timing.
What’s her strategy here? Is there an upside that I’m not seeing? I’m interested to hear from others in this group who may have more insight than I do.