“Elizabeth Warren is getting the base excited by virtue of being a genuine populist anti-vulture capitalist candidate,” wrote Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas in an email. “That has nothing to do with whether she speaks at the convention or not. For activist Democrats, she’s already a hero.”…

“Not only is Professor Warren the self-proclaimed intellectual founder of the Occupy protest movement, she also originated the ‘you didn’t build that’ philosophy,” was the comment from a Brown spokesman about her speaking slot. The campaign gleefully sent out a press release, mostly with quotes from conservative media critics, questioning her role as it relates to Obama.

“I wish we could buy Elizabeth Warren some air time,” said Republican strategist Bruce Haynes of Purple Strategies. “You know, she may be a good fit for Massachusetts, but she’s a bad fit for the rest of the country.”