Clinton & Warren Hit The Road Monday

Warren Starts Her VP Tryout Monday

WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic 2016 presidential nominee is closing in on picking a running mate. Hits the campaign trail on Monday and she will be joined by someone who might be her 2016 vice presidential partner.

Monday in the battle ground state of Ohio in Cincinnati, Clinton will be joined by Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) the face of the Progressive wing of the party. On Monday, Clinton and Warren will appear at 10:30 a.m. at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal.

The two women “will discuss their shared commitment to building an America that is stronger together and an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top,” Clinton’s campaign said in a statement.

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Many see this as an audition for Warren and look for her to bring energy to the campaign that many feel Clinton has been missing. While, Clinton and Warren are politically not on the same page, she can bring on the Bernie Sanders voters.

As two running mates not being on the same page see John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson were far from friend and Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush back in 1980; and they managed to get along just fine for the next eight years as president and vice president.

As for Warren and Clinton they have been talking a great deal as of late. The two met in Washington, DC, two weeks ago, after Warren endorsed Clinton, and last Friday Warren swung by Clinton’s headquarters in Brooklyn to rally her staff. She had the campaign staff pumped up and she jokingly said, “Don’t screw this up.”

If Clinton is wanting to prove that she is truly a change agent, then Warren is the perfect choice. If Clinton wanted to put the Wall Street question behind her then Warren would be a great choice. She has been a consistent critic of Wall Street and the financial industry.


Reports from multiple sources Warren, Tim Kaine of Virginia, and Housing and Urban Development secretary Julián Castro, are the trio who look to be the finalists. Kane has a great resume and brings a real swing state factor that should be considered.

The other possible change agent is a the very high ranking Hispanic Julian Castro, who is now President Obama’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He is likely right behind Warren on the Clinton list.

Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Cory Booker of New Jersey have also been suggested as potential candidates for the gig, but Clinton is reportedly apprehensive to tap senators from states with Republican governors, who would be empowered to pick their replacements should she take the White House.

According to multiple reports that Clinton wants to pick a vice presidential around ten days out from the Democratic National Convention, in Philadelphia slated for July 25th through the 28th.

What makes things different for Warren, is her Senate seat would be filled relatively quickly by a special election. Minority Leader Harry Reid has warned that such a pick could weaken the Democratic Party in the Senate.

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