Granny Liz Morphs Again in Play for Power [OPINION]
Senator Elizabeth Warren is back with a new angle on how to improve her lot in life, since serving as a U.S. Senator from the dopiest little blue state in the country just doesn't seem to move her thrill meter very much anymore.
Warren, who campaigned hard to be your No. 1, appears to have her heart set on being No. 2 now and has even compromised one of her core principles – not that she ever had any real core principles – to make it happen. Warren it seems has abandoned her "Medicare for All" healthcare plan – you know, the heart and soul of her platform while seeking the Democrat presidential nomination.
It's true. Warren now favors reviving and expanding the Obamacare fiasco. You remember, the one presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden once referred to as a BFD! Funny though, while debating Biden during the campaign Warren suggested he was “running in the wrong presidential primary” for not supporting her socialist plan for a single-payer system.
Politico says during a recent virtual lecture to students at the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, Warren cast aside her support for Medicare for All.
“I think right now people want to see improvements in our health care system, and that means strengthening the Affordable Care Act," she said.
Biden has begun vetting possible running mates and Warren is said to be on the shortlist. The one-time Indian will likely continue to reinvent herself as the competition for the No. 2 spot intensifies. Others reportedly under consideration by Biden include Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and Stacey Abrams.
Pull up a chair, this could be fun to watch.
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