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Why Elizabeth Warren Wins on Likeability

Putting Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown to the likeability test.

In the race for U.S. Senate, too much is being made of Scott Brown’s “likeability," and not enough of Elizabeth Warren’s.

I like Elizabeth Warren. I like her a lot. She’s warm, personable, smart, compassionate, and genuine. I like her values. I like the way she stands up for the middle class, and the way she’s stood firm in the face of unrelenting opposition to her unwavering quest for something we should be able to take for granted: fairness.

Scott Brown has a television commercial running right now about how he’s going to keep fighting for fishermen. Not so fast, Scott. You say their way of life is being threatened, and you’re absolutely right. But are you going to fight for fishermen who have credit card debt? Are you going to fight for fishermen who’ve mortgaged their homes to pay for medical bills? Are you going to fight for fishermen whose wives want health insurance that pays for birth control?

The short answer is no, and I don’t like that. In fact, a lot of people don’t like that.  No one talks about how many people don’t like Scott Brown, how many Republicans long for a real bipartisan leader, someone with the backbone to stand up to the extremists in his party.  Scott Brown says he’s a moderate bipartisan. But if he can’t stand up to extremists, he’s not a moderate, he’s a chicken.

The one with the backbone in this race is Elizabeth Warren, who has made a career out of standing up to extremists who will wreck the country to make a buck. When we as a nation are threatened by snake oil salesmen selling the lie that if we only give them what they want in the form of more tax cuts and deregulation then we’ll get rich like them, we need someone with the guts, intelligence, and character to stand up to them, no matter what anyone says. 

That person is Elizabeth Warren, and that’s why she’s the one I like.

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Bridget Bishop2 December 03, 2012 at 03:49 PM
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Deva May 07, 2013 at 02:47 PM
It's people like Warren, her Husband and the Author of this post that are wrong with this state. Idiots. You'll be getting exactly what you all deserve. And isn't granny doing such a great job in Washington? Haven't heard a peep.
x May 09, 2013 at 01:49 AM
How's that Benghazi congressional testimony working out for Patch Progressives? Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III
Iron Mike May 09, 2013 at 02:04 AM
I figured it out Rev,...why Progressive Women don't care about Benghazi... It's because no WOMEN died there.... Now if a WOMAN [preferably a lesbian] had died in the Benghazi annex, the MSM and women's groups would be ALL OVER the story. But, as you can see, Mara Dolan and Niki Tsongas are...<chirp>...
x May 09, 2013 at 02:25 AM
The only thing that would draw more progressive interest would be a recently-immigrated non-white single-parent vegetarian transgender casualty who was just getting their life together again. Reverend E. Raleigh Pimperton III

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