1. She Fits the National Mood
Voters aren’t just dissatisfied with Washington, D.C. They’re angry, and they’re anxious.
According to exit polls conducted Tuesday, about two-thirds of voters said the country is on the wrong tack — an even higher percentage than said the same thing during the Republican wave of 2010.
Additionally, voters by a 2-to-1 margin said they expect life will get worse for the next generation of Americans, while about two-thirds said that the economy favors the wealthy.
This sentiment is smack dab in the middle of Elizabeth Warren’s political wheelhouse.
No Democrat speaks as passionately and as effectively about issues related to income inequality, lack of functional governance, and the declining American middle class as Warren does. And during a campaign season in which Democrats had little to get excited about, her fist-pumping, high-decibel, populist harangues got crowds fired up wherever she went.
In a modern era that requires any serious presidential candidate to have the unquantifiable “it” factor, Elizabeth Warren already does.