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Eye On Candidates
February 13, 2015

Dems Ready for Warren?

by Sean Parnell

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been denying much interest in running for President in 2016, but that doesn’t seem to be bothering some of her supporters. The Washington Post  has an interesting article today on how some Democrats aren’t thrilled with the prospect of Sec. Hillary Clinton and are trying to get the junior Senator from Massachusetts to join the race:

Democrats suffering from Clinton fatigue say they’re ready for Warren

AMES, Iowa — Thirteen Iowa Democrats wearily took their seats here this weekend and discussed among themselves the source of their angst: Hillary Rodham Clinton.

“I’m utterly tired, tired of the Clintons and the whole establishment,” said Carol Brannon, 71, a retired nurse.

Anne Kinzel, 57, a former health-care lawyer, nodded sympathetically.

“The hacks think Hillary is entitled to be president,” Kinzel said. “I think she is one of those people who has lost the sense of why they are in politics.”

As Clinton prepares to launch her all-but-certain 2016 campaign, the former secretary of state remains a favorite of a vast majority of Democrats and the front-runner for the party’s presidential nomination. Still, there is unease among progressives about her largely uncontested ascent.

Seeking an alternative to the juggernaut, this restless Sunday gathering at the Ames public library and others like it are popping up around the country — all part of an effort to draft populist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) into the race, in spite of her insistence that she will not be a candidate…

It’s worth a read, if nothing else it points to some problems Sec. Clinton may face as she heads towards her presumed nomination.