Susan Sarandon, Olivia Wilde and Edward Norton are among the more than 90 entertainers urging Sen. Elizabeth Warren to throw her hat in the 2016 presidential race.
The group — which also includes Mark Ruffalo, Natasha Lyonne, Julia Stiles, and “The Avengers” director Joss Whedon — penned an open letter this week to the Massachusetts Democrat, pushing her to make a White House bid.
“Senator Warren, we’re ready to show you that you have the support needed to enter this presidential race,” the letter says. “We’re ready to fight with you, Senator Warren. Please, run for President.”
The Hollywood stars are banding together to form a group called “Artists for Warren.” The lawmaker has repeatedly denied she’ll be vying to become President Warren, answering simply, “No,” when Fortune magazine asked last month if she was going to run.
Seriously, though, why doesn’t one of these Democrats have the guts to jump in against Hillary. Are the Clintons really that intimidating? Does not one of them have an inkling they might be better for the job than this throw-back, Wall Street, Third Way relic? Not even enough to give it a shot? Sure, they’re a party of authoritarianism and top-down decrees, but usually a pack of authoritarian politicians has no shortage of people with delusions of grandeur or God complexes. That’s what got us Obama. Hm, maybe I don’t want anyone to challenge her.
At any rate, the latest Fox News poll shows there may be an opening, and a widening one, for the Hulk/Durden/Chick from “10 Things I Hate About You” movement for Elizabeth Warren:
Among Democratic contenders for their party’s nomination, Clinton still dominates — although her numbers continue to slip. She now comes in at 55 percent among self-identified Democrats, down from 62 percent last month and a high of 69 percent in April 2014.
Vice President Joe Biden makes gains in the new poll. He comes in second with 17 percent. That’s up from 10 percent last month. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is third with 12 percent — unchanged from December.
When Clinton’s name is removed, the poll shows Biden becomes the clear front-runner at 37 percent support. That’s well ahead of Warren who gets 21 percent and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at 14 percent (even though he rates only four percent when measured against the whole field).
If you can’t trust that stunning woman from “House” on who to vote for, who can you trust?