Imagine Vice President Elizabeth Warren on Bernie Sanders’ presidential ticket. Oh, that has a good ring to it. Sanders appeared recently on the “Nightly Show” with Larry Wilmore, and when the show’s host tossed out a line about Warren as a possible vice president, Sanders didn’t throw it away.
Clinton would not have the woman distinction in her pocket any longer, and as vice president, Warren would be perfectly placed to run for president in future elections.
Grace Parra and Jordan Carlos participated in the interview with Wilmore. Carlos kicked off the idea of a Sanders-Warren ticket:
‘A lot of people would like to see you run with someone that rhymes with Elizabeth Schwarren.’
Then host Larry Wilmore picked up the thread of a Warren VP:
‘Have you put some thought in your running mate—Would you ever hint as something like that?’
‘Now the last time I was here you got me to say that I was thinking about running and now you want…’
‘Something else is coming out!’
‘Yeah! Let’s hear it!’
‘Elizabeth Warren is a very good friend of mine, I have known here for a long time, before she was in the Senate. She is a great US Senator. She has stood up to Wall Street. She has stood up to the Big Money interests. So, she uh, she and I will work together.’
‘I love that!’ (CHEERS)
‘Feel the Bern everyone!’
As a native of Oklahoma, Warren brings the appeal of the plains states, directness and authenticity, to the Sanders’ ticket.
Warren was transplanted to Massachusetts to teach bankruptcy law at Harvard. Then she became senator, and nearly single-handedly established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which serves as a watchdog protecting us from the big banks.
As vice president, Warren would have a much larger stage from which to promote her ideas. Warren and Sanders are both champions of the people.
We could use some champions, for a change.
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