The support to draft Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is far from the fervor produced by the grassroots efforts of the early 1950s which finally compelled the reluctant former Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower to run for president. That said, it appears that the support for a Warren campaign is both tangible and real. The volunteers manning the Iowa campaign headquarters for the Draft Warren movement claim to be finding Democrats receptive to a Warren candidacy. Thus far, the volunteers are training locals to man the phone booths, attend local political meetings to push for a Warren candidacy, and learn the tactics of modern day politics.
Admittedly, no one is claiming that Warren has offered even the slightest indication she would consider a presidential run. The Massachusetts junior senator is well aware that even the slightest favorable word would reverberate through the party ranks. While Warren herself has been more of a political “woofer” than a Ted Cruz-like rebel, her words are powerful enough to inspire an intra-party revolt. Still, her would-be minions continue to plod forward with an Iowa strategy in the hopes that something evolves in the Democrat primary that would cause Warren to recant her words and launch a campaign. The movement is modestly funded with $1.25 million from the ultra-left wing PACs Democracy for American and Moveon.org. Ironically, the latter was founded during the Monica Lewinsky Scandal of Bill Clinton’s presidency. The group was a surrogate arm of the Clintons to wage a media war against the GOP’s impeachment efforts. Folks at Anastasia Date know that the group is now squarely trying to detail Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations in favor of Warren.