Progressives push Senator Warren to run for US president

Many progressive Democrats believe Elizabeth Warren should run for president

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Progressive Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren has a crowd of followers that want to see her among the Democratic presidential candidates, despite her repeated statements that she does not have that intention.

Still, many liberal democrats believe Warren will assert her presence among democratic presidential hopefuls if she decides to run.

The latest drop in front-running Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s favourability ratings in national polls and doubts on the electability of self-declared socialist Bernie Sanders has led the Democratic caucus to worry about its prospects in the 2016 US presidential elections.

As Bernie Sanders closed the gap between Hillary Clinton and himself in polls, other Democratic politicians also started to consider joining the race for Democratic nomination.

US Vice President Joe Biden, who is considered to become one of the strongest candidates if he were to run, seems to be weighing his options.

Biden on Saturday privately met with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in his residence at the Naval Observatory.

Biden’s agenda on this meeting is unknown. However, this move might be considered as a strong indicator that Biden or Warren might be joining the candidates for the 2016 presidential elections.

Several liberal strategists argue that if Warren decides to run for president, she would surpass Clinton’s poll results.

Many progressive liberals support Warren’s stance against Wall Street abuses that led to the 2008 financial collapse.

Warren, an early advocate for the creation of a new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, believes financial institutions and employees should be accountable for cheating customers.

She also advocates that the era of the banking system that profits big companies should come to an end, and taxpayers should not be the victim of these bank’s risky speculations.

Warren’s financial agenda appeals many that believes it is high time for US to regulate the financial system.

Chris Shelton, the president of the Communications Workers of America, the largest union for communications and media workers in the US, said “My members and the general public believe that it’s time we got some economic justice in this country.”

“The ultra, ultra rich are running things,” said Shelton, who added he believes Warren would be successful in the presidential race. “My members and the public think it’s time Wall Street stops controlling Main Street and Main Street has a shot to get this country moving again.”