After she’s done beating the pants off of that sports-bar lunkhead Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) in 2012, Elizabeth Warren, if she keeps talking like this, is going to talk herself into the presidency in 2016. Jeepers, she’s like Harry Truman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and ‘Fighting Bob’ La Follette all rolled into one. Not only will she be the first woman president, she’ll be the first real hard-nosed progressive since FDR and scare the crap out of Wall Street and the corporate oligarchs. (BTW, just to pat myself on the back [ow!], I predicted Barack Obama would be our first black president shortly after his speech at the 2004 Dem convention.)
Approximately a week after announcing, Warren is now leading Brown according to this poll.
“Former Obama official and consumer protection advocate Elizabeth Warren is now leading Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), 46 percent to 44 percent, and has jumped 24 percentage points in name recognition over the last three months, according to a new poll from Public Policy Polling.
“In the last PPP poll, in early June, Brown was 15 points ahead of Warren, and only 38 percent of voters knew who she was. Now 62 percent recognize her. And she’s making a strong first impression: Almost four-fifths of those who have developed an opinion of her since early June view her positively.”
— Josh Lederman, “Poll: Warren ahead in Mass. Senate race,” The Hill, Sept. 20, 2011.
Of course, Brown can always break out the old GMC pickup truck he used in the last election to show voters how serious he is about the issues, but he should be warned — Elizabeth Warren is no ‘stand for nothing’ Martha Coakley.