U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will announce an “anti-corruption” initiative tomorrow on the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. — moving political operatives say seems as if another blatant push toward a 2020 run.
Taken with last week’s push to help make corporations put workers on their boards, Warren is assembling a populist platform targeting a national audience, observers said.
“It’s certainly a presidential populist variety of platform,” independent political consultant Todd Domke told the Herald.
While Warren didn’t release specifics yesterday, in a TV interview she indicated tomorrow’s “anti-corruption” announcement is aimed at “Wall Street” and cutting the influence of corporate make the most Washington politics.
Warren took aim at former Trump economic adviser Gary Cohn and other Wall Street connections in the modern administration — and said from a WCVB interview yesterday she desired to reduce that.
“They’re able to have showed a Goldman Sachs branch office inside White House,” Warren said.
Warren the other day announced her intentions to push for measures she says will promote workers’ rights by changing the laws making sure that workers elect at the least Forty percent of board members for big corporations.
Democratic consultant Scott Ferson noted that Warren is fighting President Trump’s populism with the right together own populism within the left.
“It’s two sides of the same coin,” Ferson said. The two main bitter rivals even share similar rhetoric, with Warren’s “anti-corruption” rhetoric striking an equivalent tone to Trump’s famous “drain the swamp” line.
Ferson said he thinks it can be a powerful path for my child along with the Democratic Party normally to look at.
Ferson said in 2016 voters were angry, “and they also voted for Trump.” In 2020, he predicted, the angry might be directed back at him when voters realize “they’ve been sold an invoice of merchandise.”
Democratic consultant Charles Baker III on the Boston-based Dewey Square Group said he’s hopeful Warren’s approach can expand the reach in their party, which has increasingly dedicated to the politics of identity and liberal social causes becasue it is core.
“This will likely resonate with folks who may possibly aligned with us on social issues and cultural issues,” Baker said of Warren’s recent moves.
Domke, who had been a Republican prior to leaving the party after Trump’s election, said it is an attempt to go back to the Franklin Roosevelt era, if a Democratic push for a bigger welfare-state apparatus including Social Security brought the party majorities for ages.
“It’s attempting to make the Democrats the party on the employees,” Domke said. “And it’s been, what, 70 years from when they were the party of the working people.”
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