Finding a viable candidate to challenge Donald Trump headlines the agenda for Democrats in 2020. Retaking the White House from a historically unpopular president may be as simple as turning to a candidate like Elizabeth Warren to get the job done.
Many Democrats previously urged Warren to run for president in 2016. She ultimately declined to run and chose to support Hillary Clinton in her bid for the White House. Now the door is wide open for Warren to step forward and make a push for her party’s nomination this time around.
Will the Massachusetts senator do it? If she chooses to run, Warren offers 11 compelling reasons why she stands out the smartest alternative to Trump winning a second term in 2020:
Through Warren’s efforts, President Barack Obama created the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in July, 2010 in large part to protect average citizens against the excesses of Wall Street. Warren actually spent a year serving as a special assistant to Obama to help formally organize the bureau and help it begin operations.
Consumer advocacy groups urged Obama to appoint Warren as the first bureau director, but Republican opposition caused him to go in a different direction. Warren is a long-time advocate for consumer protection going back to her teaching days, and she has been a ferocious voice against Wall Street banks.
Interestingly but not surprisingly, Warren specialized in bankruptcy law while working as a law school professor at the University of Texas, the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.