Warren vs. Clinton in 2016

Posted on December 11, 2011 by

Near the end of Barack Obama’s second term – the president had easily defeated Newt Gingrich in 2011 – a civil war breaks out in the democratic party.

Sixty-eight-year-old Hillary Clinton had served the administration brilliantly and was now preparing to win the 2016 democratic nomination in a walk.

But instead of a coronation, Hillary is confronted with an epic challenge.

Along with trampling Gingrich in 2012, voters had tossed out Massachusetts republican Sen. Scott Brown, elevating Elizabeth Warren to national prominence.

In her three years as senator, Warren – America’s most forceful, articulate and effective critic of financial elites – showed extraordinary political talent and tenacity; and was a key backer of Obama’s moderately progressive second-term agenda.

Now in 2015, the two superstars face off:

The seasoned and pragmatic Hillary and the charismatic Elizabeth, two years younger than her opponent and the leader of the populist wing of the democratic party.

Establishment democrats warn their friends on the left that choosing Warren would expose the party to charges that it had been taken over by extremists.

Clinton, of course, positions herself as the mainstream candidate, urging primary voters to avoid the mistake republicans had made four years earlier in choosing the erratic, ideologically-rigid – and destined-to-lose – Newt Gingrich.

Comments (6)


  1. Bill Thomas says:


    Well said. Let’s get Elizabeth Warren elected in my home state of Massachusetts first, and get President Obama that second term that he deserves. One glance across the ballot to the current Republican choices for President will serve as a reminder of how much we need Barack Obama for another four years.

    I look forward to having Secretary Clinton, Senator Warren, and many other highly qualified Democratic candidates to choose from in 2016. I’ll bet that either one of them would be a better choice that Newton “pay no attention to my ethical transgressions” Gingrich.

    Bill Thomas

  2. Jon Joyce says:

    A true visionary! From your pen to God’s ear.

  3. Goetz Wolff says:

    Day dreams…

  4. Jann Whetstone says:

    Sounds wonderful Lou, however, a bigger better fairy tale would be to have a Clinton-Warren slate! How many centuries would that take? It took us 240+- years to get an African American president……God bless President Obama 2012!

  5. Brad Cagle says:

    Dream it Brother… No others seem to dare…

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