Petition launches to ‘draft Elizabeth Warren for Senate’

On Monday the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) launched a petition to draft Elizabeth Warren to run for Senate from Massachusetts in 2012. The campaign comes after President Obama announced his intention to nominate former Ohio Attorney General Rich Cordray, one of Warren’s deputies, to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) — a move the PCCC called “very disappointing.”

“Elizabeth Warren is a bold progressive icon,” read a PCCC email to its members. “And it’s fitting that she’d be the one to win back Ted Kennedy’s seat from Republican Scott Brown in 2012.”

“Let’s tell her that if she runs and keeps fighting for us against powerful interests, a grassroots army will be there to support her candidacy,” the email continues.

In an interview with MSNBC Monday, Warren hinted that she is at least contemplating challenging Republican Sen. Scott Brown in 2012.

“Massachusetts does beckon, in that it’s my home,” said Warren. “I need to do that thinking from home … not Washington.”

Warren, who is well-liked in Democrat circles, is renowned for taking on big banks. She was the chief architect of the CFPB, but would have faced a tough nomination process from Republicans if Obama had appointed her instead of Cordray.

President Obama announced Cordray’s nomination during a Rose Garden ceremony this afternoon. Obama also praised Warren in his remarks, calling her “perhaps the leading voice in our country on behalf of consumers.”

  • Delepined

    lIZ WARREN IS FOR THE PEOPLE. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THE PEOPLE OF THE u.s. WILL SUPPORT HER.If I get a request for funds I will send it. You are US Liz and we need to have your voice. We deservr the government we have. 

  • hedge685

    I am obliged to confess I should sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University. –William F. Buckley

  • kysteelgirl

    Do the democrTS plan to put down their pit bull pelosi or just add to the pack?

  • tinteardrop

    ““Elizabeth Warren is a bold progressive icon…”

    Warren’s mannerisms have those creepy affectations of the kindergarten teacher that works weekends as a butcher.

    • Iowa48

      I too was a bit unsettled by Warren’s appearance with Obama yesterday. She has some wierd intonation or pitch and timbre to her voice that I found extremely grating, like fingernails on a chalk board. And her mannerisms appeared to be off kilter for some reason. I doubt that I could spend 5 minutes watching and listening to her without becoming nauseated, and that is not even taking into account her DemElitist idiocy. I feel sorry for the voters in Massachusetts who may have to experience her for a campaign season.
      The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s first task should be to investigate the waste and fraud being perpatrated on our government’s consumers, aka taxpayers, but with the Bureau being staffed with Dems it would pretty much be like the proverbial fox in the henhouse. I would not be surprised to find that the old Soviet Politburo had a similar agency within its bureaucracy to ensure the primacy of the Party cadre over the working class serfs in the acquisition of goods and services. I thought most state attorney generals already provided consumer protection enforcement, so I’m not entirely clear on why we need another layer of useless and expensive bureaucracy and red tape to further entangle the recovery with more red tape.

  • AlmostaCowboy

    You know, you gotta hand it to the Left. They never quit. They never give up. They push and they push and they push. They are organized. They are proactive. They are ruthless.

    Still, they are wrong.

  • jackw3526

    Good luck Ms. Kloppenburg, er, ah Warren!

    • NeoKong

      Coakley doakley

  • teapartypatriot

    Switching from a R-ino to a D-imwit is like switching from coke to pespi – AN IMPERCEPTIBLE CHANGE.

    • Flayer

      I like Coke.

  • chuckh

    Obama’s election to the the highest office in the land has signaled to every radical statist, socialist and communist that it’s time to come out of the closet and you are now part of the mainstram in the land of Obama.However they are still not part of Main Street, USA. We need to expose their agenda to the sleeping public at every opportunity.

    For fear of being overly dramatic, we are at war with these radicals for America’s freedom. Once they are no longer welcomed here and that time is coming, they will join the Muslim Brotherhood to continue their fight against America and Israel.

    Elizabeth Warren is but one of the Obama radicals that have been given positions in the Obama Administration. If the good folks in Massachusetts are that guillable, they deserve what they will ultimately get, poverty and slavery.

    • spike1120

      good call- lizzy and barney will make a great team.

    • GaryC1206

      Don’t forget, we’ll get it too if she’s elected.

  • punditpawn

    Sweet. Please run her for Senate. And donate lots and lots of liberal cash to her that can be erased in her political loss bonfire.

  • dookhh

    I think this is a great idea. A woman who couldn’t even get past a congressional appointment is going to be elected to a post. Usually, if you can’t win an election because you are so radical, you have to be installed into power by a someone, in this case the Messiah didn’t have the stones to appoint her. In this case she is so radical that she can’t past the approval process, but is so incredibly well loved that she will win in a general election…? Whatever are they putting in that Koolaid? Is it like “I’ll have whatever the guy passed out on the floor was drinking?”

    • dymo

      Tell that to the fruitcakes who think John Bolton should run for President.

      • Flayer

        What’s your beef with Bolton? Other than he really IS the smartest man in the room.