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Campaign Commentary: Warren a new boxer in the ring

By Twitter user @elizabethforma
By Twitter user @elizabethforma

If the 2016 Presidential Election could be described as a boxing match, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump would be battling it out in the ring. By now, Sen. Elizabeth Warren would jump into the ring and throw some crippling punches toward Trump.

While the general election will not be a physical fight for the oval office, Sen. Warren has proven that she is willing to take on Trump and has supported Clinton along the way.

Over the past couple months, Sen. Warren has been quick to openly refute Trump’s often homophobic, xenophobic and downright offensive claims through her social media platforms, speeches and in interviews.

At a speech to the American Constitution Society Thursday night, Warren called Trump a “thin-skinned, racist bully” for his remarks towards Judge Gonzalo Curiel who is presiding over the Trump University case.

“Trump is picking on someone who is ethically bound not to defend himself,” Warren pointed out in the speech.

Last Thursday night, Warren visited Rachel Maddow’s show on MSNBC where she endorsed Clinton.

“I am ready to get in this fight and work my heart out for Hillary Clinton to become the next president of the United States and to make sure that Donald Trump never gets any place close to the White House,” she said.

As Warren is a liberal, progressive Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, some suggested she would support Sen. Sanders of Vermont. Her endorsement of Clinton comes at a very strategic time as President Obama also endorsed Clinton last week.

Pres. Obama said of Clinton “I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office.”

Pres. Obama’s announcement came shortly after he met with Sen. Sanders at the White House.

While the race for the Democratic nomination is not necessarily over until the Democratic National Convention in late July, Clinton has the necessary number of delegates in order to clinch the nomination.

Sen. Sanders has already said that he will campaign until the very end.

Sen. Warren may be hoping to be on Clinton’s shortlist for vice president. While Clinton has done well this primary season winning votes from moderate Democrats, upper-middle class white Americans and black Americans, she needs a vice president who will guarantee her the votes of more liberal, progressive Americans who Sen. Sanders has appealed to in the past.

With Sen. Warren by her side, perhaps Clinton could accomplish this to become the next president of the United States.

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Maggie Randall
Maggie Randall, Staff Writer
Author of the column 'Political Pulse,' author of 'Campaign Commentary' written throughout the 2016 election and The Journal's Washington D.C. correspondent.
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