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The Memo: Elizabeth Warren steals show at 2020 audition
Democratic jockeying for the 2020 presidential race was on full display Tuesday as a host of likely contenders addressed liberal activists in Washington.
It was Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) who ultimately won the day with a full-throated assertion of the need for Democrats to hew closely to a base she characterized as “angry and scared” about President Trump’s impact on the nation.
Warren argued at the Center for American Progress’s (CAP) Ideas Conference that the Democratic Party is “the party of ideas.”
But she added, “The sad truth is, most of these ideas won’t go anywhere unless we deal with the defining crisis of this moment in our history … Democracy is crumbling around us.”
Warren appeared better able to synthesize anti-Trump anger with a more positive policy platform than any other speaker.
Still, there is no denying the tensions that exist beneath the surface of a Democratic Party that has never really moved past the shellshock that followed the 2016 election.
OpEd - Dana Milbank: Hey, Democrats! What’s the big idea?