Warren Would Be a Threat to Clinton

By Joshua Green, Boston Globe - March 23, 2015

ALTHOUGH SHE took her time doing it, Elizabeth Warren seems to have finally convinced the panting obsessives of the Washington press corps that she isn’t going to run for president next year. Her decision is a big loss for Democrats, because having Warren in the field would have a number of salutary effects.

If Warren were to challenge Hillary Clinton it would help the party, because a competitive race would force candidates to start building campaign organizations in early primary and caucus states, such as Iowa and New Hampshire, that are also swing states in a general election. The importance of building this infrastructure is a big reason why some Democratic insiders have been urging Clinton to declare her candidacy now and start campaigning, even without any real opponent.

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