Rep. Bruce Braley (D., Iowa) is the latest Democratic Senate candidate to turn to progressive favorite Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) to bolster his populist credentials, even as critics question her ties to corporations.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s staff is reluctant to speak with the press about the Massachusetts Democrat’s travel abroad, the Boston Globe reported on Wednesday.
Among Democrats who hope Hillary Clinton doesn’t run—and their number is larger than one might think—the complaints are familiar. Age and stamina are the obvious considerations. “Look at Obama’s hair color, just like George Bush’s,” says a prominent Washington insider. “Somebody who’s seventy shouldn’t be president. And I think that’s going to be an interesting issue against her, but who in the Democratic Party is going to have the guts to take on that machine?” A former Clinton campaign adviser is equally blunt. “This is gonna sound superficial”—which is an understatement—“but men do age better than women,” he says. “At seventy she’s not gonna be—it’s not gonna be great.”
My must read of the day is “What we learned from liberals at Netroots Nation,” in Politico.
Google is coming under fire from the conservative shopping app “2nd Vote” for co-sponsoring the left-leaning Netroots Nation conference this week.
The Democratic Party’s great populist hero on Friday came out in support of federal subsidies for some of the country’s largest corporations.
The Free Beacon’s tireless reporting on, and in-depth analysis of, Hillary Clinton’s advanced age and possibly deteriorating health appears to be causing some Democratic voters to rethink their support for the elderly homeowner.