Asked by People Magazine if she would consider a presidential run in 2016, Warren said:
“I don’t think so, [but] if there’s any lesson I’ve learned in the last five years, it’s don’t be so sure about what lies ahead. There are amazing doors that could open. Right now, I am focused on figuring out what else I can do from this spot.”
This waffling is new to Warren. In the past, she has dismissed the idea of a candidacy in no uncertain terms.
But now she is definitely sounding like things have changed.
And Warren has a chance of beating Hillary if she did run. Voters cite Hillary’s gender and her status as the potentially first female president as the main reasons to vote for her, qualifications she obviously shares with Warren.
Anti-war sentiment is rising as we move closer to the day when ground troops will be needed to stem the ISIS advance. Already, the Islamists are one hour outside of Baghdad.
Hillary pro-war stance on the 2002 Iraq War cost her the nomination in 2008 and history could repeat itself in 2016.
But now there is new fuel for the fire. Hillary’s extensive connections with Wall Street amid the current crash also animate the possibility of a Warren run.