Two of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) advisers told the Boston Globe over the weekend that the Democratic senator is “intrigued with the idea” of serving as Hillary Clinton’s running mate.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren made a visit to Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn headquarters on Friday, a stop that is bound to stoke further vice presidential speculation.Warren greeted staffers, took photos and delivered a pep talk to mark the start of the general election, according to several people present at the visit.
The Washington Post’s report added that Warren, according one person in the room, told aides at Clinton’s New York headquarters, “Don’t screw this up.”
A day later, on Saturday, Warren spoke at the New Hampshire Democratic State Convention where she went after Donald Trump again, labeling him a “proven failure” who is unfit to lead.
“Every day we learn more about him, and every day it becomes clearer that he is just a small, insecure money-grubber who doesn’t care about anyone or anything that doesn’t have the Trump name splashed all over it. Every day it becomes clearer that he is a thin-skinned, racist, sexist bully,” Warren said, according to the Huffington Post’s report. “Every day it becomes clearer that he will never be president of the United States.”
In recent decades, we’ve seen a delicate dance that those interested in the vice presidency have been expected to perform. Prospective candidates are supposed to subtly, and with great care, express an openness to the idea, all while remaining coy. Indeed, folks are expected to walk a tightrope of sorts: they’re eager, but not too eager; they’re ready to serve, but not in an overly ambitious way.
Warren, however, is making herself available for running-mate consideration in a more direct way. Whether or not that improves her chances remains to be seen, but given what we’ve seen from the senator of late, there can be little doubt that she’s throwing caution to the wind and going for it.