If Hillary Clinton is thinking she’ll collect a lot of Hollywood cash for her 2016 campaign coffers, she may want to think again…and start some serious outreach to left-coast lefties who are already looking beyond the former first lady to another potential female candidate.
As writer Robert Laurie points out on Herman Cain’s website, a whole lot of movie and TV stars and entertainment industry luminaries have signed an open letter to Elizabeth Warren, virtually begging the Massachusetts senator to enter the race for president.
Calling themselves “Artists for Warren,” these 90 celebs put their names to the plea for the ultra-liberal lawmaker to “stand up for working families and take on the Wall Street banks and special interests that broke our economy.”
The open letter with the heading “Run Warren Run” refers time and again to “big corporations,” “corporate interests” and the “big banks” aligned with greedy Wall Street fat cats — pleading for a champion “who stands up for the people.”
Of course, one might find it more than a tad ironic that these Hollywood types — many of whom make many times the average wage of the average American — see fit to slam the system that has made them part of the “wealthiest 1%” they so harshly criticize. It would seem these stars want to bring down the kind of capitalism in which they, themselves, thrive.
Among the more recognizable names attached to this letter appealing to Warren to jump into a race she has avoided are:
– Michael Moore
– Mark Ruffalo
– Susan Sarandon
– Julia Stiles
– Ed Norton
– Olivia Wilde
One should note that those six names out of a list of 90 might suggest that this group does not necessarily represent the best and brightest of the left-coast libs — especially not the ones known to shower Democrats with torrents of money.
Still, this is a clear shot at Hillary Clinton, who, the letter suggests, is aligned with those big, bad “corporate” interests and Wall Street bankers from whom Elizabeth Warren could be a “powerful, tireless champion…to push for real solutions to income inequality.”
As for Warren herself, she continues to say she has no intention of running for president in 2016. Though, in doing so, she has not hesitated to denounce a Hillary Clinton candidacy, as The Atlantic notes: “Warren has characterized Hillary Clinton herself as a conscienceless politician who betrayed her professed principles for campaign donations.”
h/t: Herman Cain
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