(Warren! Warren! Warren! – promoted by ProgressiveCowgirl)
Seriously – I’m trying to figure out how it would work if I moved to MA to work for her campaign and vote for her.
Whoinhell is Elizabeth Warren anyway?
Well, briefly, she is a lawyer on the faculty of a large university. She is the acting head of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (who would have been a great choice to run same, except never in a bajillion years would the GOTP have advise or consented to her appointment). She’s the main reason TARP and TARP2 will be profitable for the US taxpayers. She would bring back Glass Stegall II in a way that a) decreased TBTF risk, and b) would allow the banking industry to stabilize and stop bubbling themselves.
Is she qualified?
Has Massachusetts ever had a woman Senator?
Does she understand what’s happened/happening to the American Middle class?
Yes – read any of her 100+ articles on the subject, either of her books, or if you prefer powerpoints and a lecture format – see
I don’t know if she’s electable.
I don’t know if she has the fundraising chops required. I do know her opponent (s) will get tons o’outside, big money, corporate support. And the GOTP smear factory will be putting in big overtime to try and keep her out.
Brown, as predicted, is a reasonably moderate R. Other than trying to
auction hook up his daughter last campaign, he apparently has all the right candidate skills.
But make no mistake, the problem in the American and world economy is the banking sector. The health of our economy depends on the health of the banking and investment sector (debt) and because the US is still 25% of the world economy, the health of the world economy depends on us. And since the Euro zone is also 25%, and just as dependent on the health of the banks and investment sector, the global economy is dependent on the intelligent management of debt.
We need more Senators and elected representatives who really understand how it works.