It was announced this week that Barack Obama passed over Elizabeth Warren to run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In response, Daily Kos, among other progressive outlets, is pushing to get Warren to run for Senator from Massachusetts.
Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely LOVE Elizabeth Warren. With so many children trying to run the show, Warren stands as the adult in the room. I find her non-partisan and no-nonsense. She was perfect for the CFPB job. Apparently Obama felt she couldn’t get confirmed. Why do you think she couldn’t get confirmed? Because she was ready to change things and no one in Congress, despite all the rhetoric to the contrary, wants anything to change.
So the alternative is to place Warren in the very dysfunctional body that would not confirm her nomination? What difference will she make as a Senator? Absolutely none. What difference can any ONE Senator make? Absolutely none.
If you’re a gifted plumber who can’t find work and are also a total klutz, do you decide to pursue a career in Major League Baseball? Warren is not a politician. That is what makes her great. She will not move the Senate one iota and at worst, the Senate will ruin her.
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