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By Ann Galland of the Boston Globe March 22, 2015

“Less than three years into her Senate term, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has established herself as the country’s leading advocate for working and middle-class families. The Democrat has proven equally adept behind the scenes and in the media spotlight, and has stood up to Wall Street banks and other powerful interests to win changes that are improving millions of Americans’ lives. Already, more than one observer has compared her to Massachusetts’ first “liberal lion” in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy.

Some leading Democrats say that’s a great argument for Senator Warren to stay put — and not run for president.

I’d argue they’re wrong. Warren should run. Our country will be better off if she does. She would be a strong candidate — one who injects valuable ideas into the conversation and ensures the kind of debate our country needs. And she could win.

Put simply, this moment was made for Elizabeth Warren. With income inequality at its highest level on record, and corporations and lobbyists wielding enormous power in Washington and state capitals around the country, we need a president who is firmly grounded in making government work for regular people. Senator Warren has spent her career taking on corporate interests and winning historic financial protections for workers and small businesses. She’s not only been critical of lobbyists and powerful financial firms, but has even taken on President Obama on occasion.”

Gallard has an interesting argument here, but she doesn’t come right out and say the truth 100 percent, although she strongly alludes to it. And that is this; the likely Democratic Party candidate is going to be Hilliary Clinton, a 100 percent representative of Wall Street and the rest of the 0.01 percent. Clinton will likely spout words about how the rich getting richer at the expense of everybody else is bad for the nation and bad for the economy, but she is a puppet of the 0.01 percent, and so quite naturally, if elected president, she won’t do anything about it. In fact, she’ll likely continue the policies of recent Democratic and Republican presidents and continue to support policies that will redistribute income and wealth from the 99 to the 1 percent. Virtually any Republican presidential candidate will do the same thing.

If a nation is all of its people, and its laws and culture, then we need Elizabeth Warren to run for president.

For the rest of Galland’s engaging piece, click the link below.

Run! Elizabeth! Run! — The Boston Globe

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