Elizabeth Warren Acknowledges Draft Warren Effort for 2016

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AP Photo/Charles Dharapak
Springfield, MA

Saying Americans are “ready to fight back,” The Hill reports that “Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) acknowledged the effort to draft her in 2016, saying that progressive groups want her to run…”

Until now, Warren has mostly ignored the effort by Progressive groups that want her to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democrat nomination.

So far, Warren has been consistent in saying she is not running. Given that, these latest comments from her may be especially interesting. Still, she says it’s about the message not the messenger, according to MassLive.com:

“Americans understand that the game is rigged, and they’ve had enough of it. They’re ready to fight back. They want a Washington that works for them,” Warren said, according to MassLive.com.

“People are getting more engaged, politically, and they’re seeing through a lot of the rhetoric that politicians have been throwing out there for a long time. They want to see some real change, and I think that’s what we need to work on.”

It’s also worth noting that the comments come just two days after a New York Times report stating that Hillary Clinton has been privately “seeking Warren’s favor.”

Hillary Rodham Clinton held a private meeting with Senator Elizabeth Warren in December, seeking to cultivate the increasingly influential senator and to grapple with issues raised by a restive Democratic left, such as income inequality.

The two met at the Northwest Washington home of the Clintons, without aides and at Mrs. Clinton’s invitation.