Is this really true?
Can Elizabeth Warren, in an effort to win the Democrat presidential nomination and run against Donald Trump, possibly have enlisted Hillary Clinton as her adviser/confidant/guru?
Well, according to Jonathan Allen’s article at NBC News, that seems pretty clearly to be what has happened.
Here is the key excerpt:
Elizabeth Warren’s team doesn’t want to talk about Hillary Clinton, but that doesn’t mean the 2020 presidential candidate isn’t talking with her party’s 2016 nominee.
The two women have kept a line of communication open since the Massachusetts senator decided to run for president — though only a conversation around the time of Warren’s launch has been previously reported — according to several people familiar with their discussions who spoke to NBC on the condition of anonymity because of the political sensitivity of private interactions.
It’s hard to know exactly how many times they’ve reached out to each other — or precisely what they’ve discussed — in part because neither camp wants to reveal much of anything about their interaction and in part because they have each other’s phone numbers, and there are many ways for two high-powered politicians to communicate that don’t involve their staffs.
Maybe I’m not remembering this correctly…but wasn’t Hillary Clinton the Democrat candidate who lost to Donald Trump in 2016?
Isn’t she the one who, after being anointed as her party’s standard-bearer in a fixed primary campaign, managed to lose the presidency to, arguably, the single most unelectable candidate – Republican or Democrat – in my lifetime (and probably a lot further back than that)?
Suppose you are a Republican operative. How does this make you feel?
If it were me, I’d be pinching myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming…
…while hoping that Ms. Clinton’s real interest is in sandbagging Warren and upending her to become the nominee instead.
At the end of the great movie Casablanca, Rick (Humphrey Bogart) says to his suddenly-friendly adversary, Captain Louis Renault (Claude Rains), “Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship”.
How beautiful do you think the Warren/Clinton “friendship” is going to be?
Let’s keep an eye on it and see for ourselves.