Warren Steps Up, Won’t Say No

“A vote for this bill is a vote for future taxpayer bailouts of Wall Street. It is time for all of us to stand up and fight,” challenged Sen. Elizabeth Warren in last week’s fight against the ‘cromnibus’ spending measure, an insurgency from the left that threatened to derail the bill entirely.

That move by Warren solidified her role as the defacto leader of the progressive, populist wing of the Democrat Party, in what many supporters hope is her flanking maneuver to broadside Hillary in the fight for the Democrat nomination.

Warren has for months, either personally or via her spokeswoman, declared emphatically that she is not running for president. Which is a declaration that has become all too hollow in DC.

In an NPR interview, Warren was asked directly about her declaration, “You’re putting that in the present tense, though. Are you never going to run?” To which Warren replied curtly, “I’m not running for president.” But whether she “might run” is a question she refuses to answer altogether.