Elizabeth Warren has repeatedly denied that she is running for president in 2020. Everyone knows she’s lying but she says it anyway. Until now. During a recent event in western Massachusetts, Warren dropped a major hint about her plans.
The Hill reports:
Warren: I will consider running for president after the midterms
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said at a town hall today she would consider running for president in 2020 once the midterm elections are done.
“After November 6, I will take a hard look at running for president,” she told a crowd in Holyoke, Mass., which garnered an extended standing ovation, according to CBS News.
The comments are among the firmest of any prospective Democratic presidential hopeful that they could seek the party’s nomination.
The only other Democrat to announce a firmer stance on running for president is Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.), who already formally announced his campaign.
Should Warren run for president, it is expected that she would enter a crowded Democratic primary and could face fellow Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.).
Warren has long been considered a darling to the progressive wing of the Democratic Party in a time when many prospective candidates seek to appeal to that part of the party.
She will run. She might even get the nomination. But Democrats vastly overestimate her appeal on the national stage.