According to Ed Klein, author of the bestseller “Blood Feud,” the Obamas and Clintons may as well be the Hatfield and McCoy feud of national politics.. The animosity is so thick that Klein reports President Obama has secretly promised ultra-left wing Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) his support if she runs for president in 2016.
That would be a stinging rebuke of his former challenger for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination and his secretary of state from 2009-13, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Naturally Obama is mum about his feelings publicly, but Klein says his “sources” are solid and irrefutable on the matter.
Sen. Warren is a former Harvard law professor, as is Obama. The president’s endorsement, before the Democratic primaries, would undoubtedly energize the left wing of the Democrat Party. Something that would help heal Obama’s stature with them.
The Massachusetts liberal has been the darling of progressive movement for quite some time. Her celebrity goes deep within the environmental and Hollywood liberals who are the deep pocket Democratic base. Klein reports that the president himself has authorized Valerie Jarrett, his most trusted adviser, to convince Warren to run.
Reportedly, Obama is deeply worried that Hillary Clinton would undo many of his policies, which he considers his “legacy.” That would include Obamacare and thousands of Obama EPA regulations. In his mind, Warren would be in lockstep with his policies.
Like any politician this early in a presidential nominating process, Warren has been reluctant to make her candidacy clear. She claims to be disinterested in the idea. With Obama’s base support and campaign war chest at her disposal, many find it hard to believe she would sit the race out.
But claiming disinterest and making an outright statement of refusal are two entirely different political animals. “Barack, Michelle, and Valerie have been talking about Elizabeth Warren for quite some time. Valerie has told Warren that Obama is prepared to throw a great deal of money and organizational support behind her,” one unnamed administration source said.
The 2016 campaign has witnessed an early leader in Hillary Clinton for the last few years. But If the bad publicity over Benghazi, Clinton's instant wealth and a number of other topics continues into 2015, the DNC may well begin searching for other viable candidates.
There is no doubt first-term Sen. Elizabeth Warren is on the sidelines kneeling on her candidate helmet. As Klein writes, “For the time being, the Obamas have decided not to broadcast the fact that they’ve tapped Warren as their chosen candidate. They are waiting until the moment is right, which will probably be after the midterm elections.”
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