Earlier in the primary there were questions about where Elizabeth Warren’s support would lie. Those questions were answered on Monday in Cincinnati, Ohio. Arm in arm Warren says, “I’m here today, because I’m with her, yes her.”
Warren is a progressive darling in the Democratic party with many hoping she would have ran for president. When she chose not to run, the majority of her supporters went to the Bernie Sanders campaign.
Warren’s onstage support is important for Clinton. Clinton is seen as an establishment Democrat, and Clinton needs more “street credit” with the progressives. Clinton is hoping with Warren’s support that Sanders’s supporters will move to her side. Sanders hasn’t officially endorsed Clinton because he wants to wager his delegates at the convention.
Clinton needs the support of the progressive side of the Democratic Party. This will probably be part of her strategy when choosing a Vice President.
Trump took Warren’s enforcement the way one would expect. He called her a hypocrite, saying that Hillary’s policies are against her own, and, of course, calling her “Pocahontas” like he usually does on twitter.
Hillary is being very smart and calculated with her political capital. Trump hasn’t been. We haven’t seen an event like Clinton and Warren since Trump received the support of Palin. That was a long time ago.
While Vice Presidents will be the talk of Washington politics over the next few weeks, political insiders have ideas of who will be on the short list. Warren, I’m sure, is on Hillary’s short list. Although she will probably choose a minority from a different part of the country she is from.
The likelihood of Warren becoming the Vice President is not high but not out of the realm of possibility. Her support in this election is more important to Clinton. Showing she has the support of one of the most important women in the Democratic Party, and a leading progressive will do more good for Clinton than anything.