Elizabeth Warren walks on a rope. One of the Democratic Party's most liberal candidates, Warren has successfully fought Bernie Sanders for the far left vote. At the same time, she is trying to prove to the Democratic organization that she has everything she needs to defeat Donald Trump.
Warren is a career Democrat and political insider who sits far enough left on the ideological spectrum to be considered an outsider. Much of Warren's campaign was spent emphasizing this point. She wants to be the candidate who brings together a party that is facing a deep divide within and it works.
Warren is likely to win the Progressive vote. Compared to Sanders, whose platform is most similar to hers, Warren provides the energy and clear vision to bring it together. As Stuart Appelabum, a member of the Democratic National Committee the Atlantic Sanders, "provides more economic aspiration; it provides more roadmap. ”
Recent polls confirm Warren's rise. Last week, an Economist-YouGov poll found that Warren won 20% of the support of top voters, while Sanders was third and 1
But Warren's "routine outsider practice," as he called it Edward-Isaac Dover, may be the very thing that sank her campaign. While it continues to be cozy up to the Democratic leadership, many of the "hungry for change" voters could see it and turn against it. Bend too far to one side of the kettle and Warren will face a steep decline.
"I hope Sanders supporters see extending Warren's support as a good thing and now they won't try to cynically portray her as insiders because she is not," said a member of the Atlantic DNC .
So far, Warren's aggressive policies and tactical decisions are enough to reassure both the insiders of the institution and the far-left activists. But will they be enough?