Hogwash: Is Obama Planning to Snub Hillary Clinton, Back Elizabeth Warren in 2016?

Hogwash: Is President Obama Planning to Snub Hillary Clinton, Back Elizabeth Warren in 2016?
Hogwash: Is Obama Planning to Snub Hillary Clinton, Back Elizabeth Warren in 2016? (Photo Credit: Daily Kos)

The New York Post is out with an article claiming President Obama has quietly given his word to Sen. Elizabeth Warren that he will back her over Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nominee. Um, there are all kinds of problems with that theory. For starters, just think back to the 2012 presidential election when Bill Clinton rescued Barack Obama during the Democratic National Convention.

President Obama has quietly promised Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren complete support if she runs for president — a stinging rebuke to his nemesis Hillary Clinton, sources tell me.

Publicly, Obama has remained noncommittal on the 2016 race, but privately he worries that Clinton would undo and undermine many of his policies. There’s also a personal animosity, especially with Bill Clinton, that dates from their tough race six years ago.

A former Harvard law professor and administration aide, Warren would energize the left wing of the Democrat Party just as Obama did againstClinton in 2008.

Thanks to her outspoken stand against big banks and the top 1 percent, Warren is the darling of progressives. She won her Senate seat thanks to millions of dollars in donations from outside Massachusetts, including from rich environmentalists and Hollywood celebrities.


The Clintons have come through for President Obama time and time again. Even when he getting a huge black eye over Obamacare. Bill Clinton went to bat for him, even showing up at a press conference. So, no, I don’t believe Barack Obama would go with Elizabeth Warren over Hillary Clinton.

Obama has authorized his chief political adviser, Valerie Jarrett, to conduct a full-court press to convince Warren to throw her hat into the ring.

In the past several weeks, Jarrett has held a series of secret meetings with Warren. During these meetings, Jarrett has explained to Warren that Obama is worried that if Hillary succeeds him in the White House, she will undo many of his policies.

He believes that the populist Warren is the best person to convince the party faithful that Hillary is out of touch with poor Americans and the middle class. Warren, in his view, would carry on the Obama legacy after he leaves the White House.

Besides, is there really much difference between the two women and their political ideology? Heck no. Hillary Clinton is just as liberal as Elizabeth Warren. The only difference is that she’s a heckuva lot shrewder that Warren. Let’s not underestimate the Clinton machine. President Obama owes them big. How about taking a good look at Gov. Martin O’Malley as a possible Democratic presidential candidate?

  • ** What can Black people living in Baltimore attest to from Martin O’Malley in helping them become DEVELOPED in the confines of Baltimore?

    ** With Hillary Clinton and President Obama in power “Benghazi” became “An Attack in which 4 White Americans were Killed” AND THEN “The REPUBLICANS seeking to embarrass the BLACK PRESIDENT”.

    There was NO TALK about “COINTELPRO AFRICA” in which years after the Obama Administration ran a coup that toppled the sovereign government of an African nation – it then suffered an ATTACK on a CIA COMPOUND in Libya in which 4 Americans were killed.
    Then just last month the CIA in Libya scooped up a LIBYAN NATIONAL from the streets of Libya as it was in the midst of TERRORIST CHAOS due to the void in government – to bring him back to the United States on a US Military vessel to receive “Justice’ in the USA court system.

    Janet – I truly worry about you.
    WE BOTH KNOW that none of these exploits by the American government would go unchallenged in “Nations Of Color” BUT FOR people like you calculating that PROGRESSIVE FUNDAMENTALISM in the United States has a greater chance at making IMPERIALISTIC GAINS under President Obama – than any moral cause that you take to in CALLING OUT AMERICAN IMPERIALISM that still continues with Obama and Hillary in Power.

    I only wonder about the day that will come when this snake bites a territory and a people that YOU CARE ABOUT but they look at the precedence that you set regarding your agreement in the past and thus they don’t take you seriously.