Tuesday, January 13, 2015
I asked my nephew, the...
I am hoping that Warren gets the Democratic nomination because she would be the next McGovern.
And I had to laugh. Republicans just can't give up on their daydream of an Elizabeth Warren candidacy, for two reasons: the one my nephew mentioned and the hope that someone -- anyone -- will bloody Hillary Clinton just a little before she steps into the ring with the Republican nominee.
I almost wrote this in response but decided against it. I didn't want a fight this morning; I genuinely wanted to know what he was thinking.
But it got me to thinking, too. And I recalled this article in Bloomberg yesterday, "Paul Ryan Says He Won't Run for President in 2016":
In the new Congress, Ryan has assumed the chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee.
And I thought, Elizabeth Warren is kind of the Paul Ryan of the Democratic Party. A more intelligent version, sure, but similar in that she seems more interested in shaping policy than in running for president.
(The Wisconsin Republican has always reminded me a little of myself back in the '90s: a libertarian with Ayn Rand sympathies.)
While Ryan may not be the brightest guy in the world, I still think the comparison with Warren is apt.