Monday, June 27, 2011

Elizabeth Warren for President

Under no circumstances am I going to support President Barack Obama for re-election. A short list of broken promises, failed policies, and outright lies iterate the reasons:
The escalation of war in Afghanistan, and Libya, while tolerating the horrors of Syria and Bahrain for expediency.
Bank bailout while refusing to implement mortgage reform
Larry Summers, Rahm Emmanuel, William Daley
Cave in to health insurers and drug manufacturers
Support for ethanol
90 unfilled Judgeships, 50 of which haven't even been nominated
Re-up of the Patriot Act and extending FBI warrentless searches
Prosecution of medical marijuana
No support for same sex marriage
Little push back on Republican budget proposals
Acceptance of Bush Tax cuts
No push on Dream Act
Cave in on "for profit" college reform
No support for victims of Haiti, New Orleans, Joplin, Japan, Alabama, or recent flooding victims
Expansion of off-shore drilling
This is so depressing I'll stop here.

I will not be frightened by the prospect of whoever the Republican's nominate nor will I succumb to the argument that Obama is incrementally better than the alternative. In talking about this with others we always come up against the "who would you chose?" question coupled with the supposed impossibility of a third party movement. The last time we had this discussion the President was caving in on Elizabeth Warren and refusing to nominate her as his agency head for Financial Consumer Protection. has a fundraiser to support her while she fights for the implementation of the United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

I say let's go all the way and push her, and Moveon to create an independent party that nominates her for President of the United States. (Rumors fly that she might try a senate run.) Read her resume here and visit her website here.
Mrs. Warren is from Oklahoma, and a champion of the middle class. I won't accept the opinion that those in the middle so outraged by the behavior of their government that they are in rebellion, will allow themselves to be co-opted by the cynical exploiters of their frustration. If they had a choice, an alternative, they could rally behind, a woman of Warren's character, what a coalition we could form.

I would go further and ask her to name her cabinet nominees as she ramps up her campaign. Sheila Baer for Sec of Treasury, Brooksley Born for Department of Commerce, Ralph Nadar, Dept of Labor, Bring back Colin Powell for Defense, and keep Chu at Energy. The point being that we would know what we were getting and not have persons like Summers thrown at us.

Jon Stewart expressed his disappointment with Obama on Fox the other day. He need look no further for an option than his guest from the Daily Show.

And in anticipation of the accusation that she lacks experience in foreign affairs; to the person, everyone on top of the subject knows that our most important foreign affair, is getting our economic house in order.


  1. I'm with you! I just posted a note to Elizabeth Warren on the website. This needs to go viral - Matt Taibbi from Rolling Stone is also a believer. We need to get this out there somehow and get people enthused and organized. My email is if we can start some kind of coordinated effort to make this more than a wish. I've had it and I think millions of other Americans have too.

  2. The Citizens Party (a new party) has started a draft effort for Elizabeth Warren for President at

  3. The only way for Warren to become president 2013 is challenging Obama in the democratic primary 2012. I would support her in a heart beat. Running as an independent, however, would only help the Republican candidate - our last experience in 2000 was not encouraging: say what you want, especially against Liebermann, but Gore would not have started the Iraq war, initiated the Patriot act, etc. If it's Obama against Romney, it would matter less, but if it's Bachmann or Perry, I would support the democratic candidate.

  4. Obama needs to be challenged and defeated and E. Warren is our best hope. I too have posted a note on She may be able to mount a 3rd. party run, but I seriously doubt she would try that. I told her I believe she could actually win over tea partiers and many Republicans, not to mentioned all of us disaffected Independents and Democrats. I also told her that any negative ads against her would actually benefit her i.e. most would see them as bullying tactics since she is is not your typical no nothing bag of hot air congressman/candidate, and she has a pleasant demeanor. Americans may wake up to her in a big way if she does run.

  5. I'm totally with you! Here's a petition at (MoveOn's site) to elect Warren as President using the write-in candidate option. Many Presidents including JFK have won their party's primaries with write-in votes as did an Alaskan Senator win her seat last year. This is doable; ComputerGeek is right, it just has to go viral.