Elizabeth Warren stands against a marble wall looking charming and presidential.

It Sure Does Look Like Elizabeth Warren Is Going to Be Running for President

Recommended Videos

In a video released this morning, Senator Elizabeth Warren announced she is forming an exploratory committee ahead of her now-all-but-guaranteed run for president in 2020. The committee allows her to start raising funds and fill positions on her staff before officially kicking off her campaign, but essentially, this means one thing: She’s (almost definitely) running.

Warren entered politics after the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis, and before that, she was a professor with an expertise in bankruptcy and commercial law. She’s always been driven, then, by the desire to protect working and middle-class Americans from the corrupt institutions that allow giant banks and wealthy politicians to trample them. As she puts it, so many of America’s problems were caused because “Billionaires and big corporations decided they wanted more of the pie, and they enlisted politicians to cut them a fatter slice.”

The video Warren released is a powerful one. It tells her story and lays out her priorities. It also tackles one of the most pervasive criticisms of the Democratic Party: that they’ve abandoned white working and middle-class voters. Warren clearly operates from the belief that focusing on the needs and struggles of some demographics doesn’t automatically equate to ignoring others.

Here, she specifically speaks to racial economic inequality and calls out bigotry in politics and conservative media. But I don’t think she leaves any doubt that she’ll be fighting for all people. (Well, except the corrupt billionaires.)

We still have more than a year to go before the first Iowa caucus, and the Democratic primary race is sure to be an incredibly crowded one. That means we have a lot of exhausting conversations about “electability” ahead of us. I don’t think it’s too early to start forming strong opinions on candidates one way or the other, but personally, I’m thrilled to see Warren in the race at this stage. Whether she wins the primary (let alone the general) or not, she’s bound to drive a strong campaign and push debates in an exciting direction.

What do you all think of Warren’s announcement?

(image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Want more stories like this? Become a subscriber and support the site!

The Mary Sue has a strict comment policy that forbids, but is not limited to, personal insults toward anyone, hate speech, and trolling.—


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article ‘Live Through This’ Is 30 and I’m Still Mad About That Kurt Cobain Rumor
'Live Through This' album cover and Kurt Cobain/Courtney Love
Read Article J.K. Rowling’s Legal Threat to Journalists for Calling Out Holocaust Denial Backfires
J.K. Rowling
Read Article The Attacks on HBCUs Extend Beyond Tennessee
Protesters in Nashville hold a press conference to protest state repubilicans voting to vacate the entire board of HBCU Tennessee State University.
Read Article Black Creatives Sign Open Letter in Solidarity With ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Actress Francesca Amewudah-Rivers
Tom Holland and Francesca Amewudah-Rivers in red for Romeo and Juliet
Read Article Grace Jabbari Responds to Jonathan Majors’ Sentencing in Domestic Abuse Case
Jonathan Majors leaves the Manhattan Criminal Court after his sentencing in domestic abuse case
Related Content
Read Article ‘Live Through This’ Is 30 and I’m Still Mad About That Kurt Cobain Rumor
'Live Through This' album cover and Kurt Cobain/Courtney Love
Read Article J.K. Rowling’s Legal Threat to Journalists for Calling Out Holocaust Denial Backfires
J.K. Rowling
Read Article The Attacks on HBCUs Extend Beyond Tennessee
Protesters in Nashville hold a press conference to protest state repubilicans voting to vacate the entire board of HBCU Tennessee State University.
Read Article Black Creatives Sign Open Letter in Solidarity With ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Actress Francesca Amewudah-Rivers
Tom Holland and Francesca Amewudah-Rivers in red for Romeo and Juliet
Read Article Grace Jabbari Responds to Jonathan Majors’ Sentencing in Domestic Abuse Case
Jonathan Majors leaves the Manhattan Criminal Court after his sentencing in domestic abuse case
Author
Vivian Kane
Vivian Kane (she/her) is the Senior News Editor at The Mary Sue, where she's been writing about politics and entertainment (and all the ways in which the two overlap) since the dark days of late 2016. Born in San Francisco and radicalized in Los Angeles, she now lives in Kansas City, Missouri, where she gets to put her MFA to use covering the local theatre scene. She is the co-owner of The Pitch, Kansas City’s alt news and culture magazine, alongside her husband, Brock Wilbur, with whom she also shares many cats.