Elizabeth Warren: The 7 Issues Guide

Today I present to you the fourth in the series by TokyoSand titled The 7 Issues Guide. This time she introduces us to Senator Elizabeth Warren. I’ve always thought that Warren has sound ideas, that she is more about the people of this nation than some. However, I would note that the Senator has a few issues that I believe will make her candidacy very difficult. One of those is the same issue that Hillary Clinton had, that she is not considered to be particularly “personable”. However, she has a solid platform, and that should matter more than personality. Thank you, TokyoSand and your diligent volunteers, for this excellent series, and for your generous permission to share!

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The Democrats have a big field of candidates running for President in 2020. To briefly use a sports analogy, I see our candidates as the starting players on the Blue team, each bringing their own unique strengths to the table in a bid to take our country in a very different direction than the one we’re on today.

But as we well know from 2016, the media (and especially social media) gets fixated on non-substantial issues that take up all the oxygen. Plus, they don’t give the candidates the same treatment or the same amount of airtime.

In order to help voters get to know the Democratic candidates, I’ve enlisted the help of a team of terrific volunteers who have helped gather quotes and information about what the candidates have said or done in regards to the 7 issues that midterm voters identified as the most important. I hope…

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11 thoughts on “Elizabeth Warren: The 7 Issues Guide

  1. The issue of who can win is key — as we learned in the last go-round. Sanders will win many voters to his side but I agree he cannot win. Moreover, I’m not sure he would make a very effective president (can he persuade others to his side?). The same may be true of Warren, though I really like her. She strikes me as a women of integrity. We need to go for a clear-cut winner this time because there WILL be fallout!

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    • I agree with you on Sanders. His heart is in the right place, his ideas are ones that I would love to see implemented, but I believe the opposition would be strong. If he were elected, I believe he would spend 4 years with every piece of legislation he wanted in gridlock, and he would be voted out at the end of his first term for not succeeding in anything, at which time we would get yet another republican president … perhaps Sean Hannity? (Joking, of course)

      I suspect Joe Biden is among the likeliest candidates. I like Warren too, but I think she has too many strikes against her. We must remember that the GOP, with help from outside influences, will be digging as deep as they can to find dirt, scandal, and if they can’t find it, they will take a crumb of doubt and create a scandal. It is going to be ugly. But we must find the most electable candidate and throw all our weight behind him or her. I like Kamala Harris, too, but … and I really, really hate to make this statement, but I’m not sure a woman can win at this time. Sigh.

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      • Therein lies the rub, who’s gonna be the strongest possible candidate we can muster to oppose the mighty windbag Trump? The polls show Biden, but that may change the closer we get to the primaries. The ‘Fauxcahontas’ label is already part of the American lexicon, I’m sure Trump will use that to his full advantage… she’s out. Kamala is a bit too centrist for me, practically a moderate Repub, so I don’t see overwhelming and enthusiastic support like Bernie has. Yet I get this nagging feeling the DNC will do everything in their power to suppress Bernie during the primaries, thus setting up for another loss ala 2016. I know the establishment, including the Democratic Party, absolutely hate Bernie b/c he’s so anti-corporate and pro power for the ppl. *Sigh*

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  2. I like Ms Warren, she has a solid platform, articulate and poised for the presidency. However… after the primaries she will accept corporate PAC monies, which sadly aligns her allegiance to special interests and not her supporters (we the ppl). I believe Bernie Sanders is the only candidate who committed 100% not to accept any PAC money.

    The great news is former VP Biden will announce his running soon! 😀

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    • I think Elizabeth Warren would be a good president, but I don’t think she can win, and we need to all rally behind a candidate who has a solid platform, but also can win an election against the dishonesty of the republicans. They will all likely benefit from some PAC money, but it’s the “how much” and “from who” and “what is expected in return” that matters. I am inclined to lean toward Biden, but also have Kamala Harris and Cory Booker on my short list. I love Bernie Sanders, but I don’t think he has a snowball’s chance of winning the election. Sigh.

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      • At this time, too early to say, but i do see Biden as a real challenger against Trump. He certainly has the popular vote, and is a well know figure with a proven track record. He’s articulate, rational, and SANE!
        I can’t say the same about other liberal candidates, they may be too far left to appeal to the mainstream and swing voters. Ideally Bernie should win, i don’t see that happening… but hey, everyone thought the same about Trump!
        Anything goes in such a contentious political environment we’re in. Like I said – ANYBODY BUT TRUMP for 2020!!

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    • Which is true, but not because they intended to, just that when the republicans began taking up so much of the air in the room, they shoved the democrats further to the left. And there is now nobody left in the middle … only a wide and deep chasm. Sigh.

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