Elizabeth Warren goes on a tightrope walk. As one of the Democratic Party's most liberal candidates, Warren successfully fights Bernie Sanders for the voice of the extreme left. At the same time she tries to prove to the democratic establishment that she has what it takes to beat Donald Trump.
Warren is a career democrat and a political insider who is just so far left in the ideological spectrum that he is considered an outsider. Much of Warren's campaign was used to emphasize this point. She wants to be the candidate who unites a party that faces a deep gulf from within, and that works.
Warren is likely to win the progressive vote. Compared to Sanders, whose platform is closest to theirs, Warren delivers energy and a clear vision that fits. As Stuart Appelabum, a member of the Democratic National Committee, told The Atlantic "Sanders is more concerned with economic goals; It's more like a roadmap.
Recent polls confirm Warren's rise Last week, Economist-YouGov's poll found that Warren garnered 20% of the primary vote, while Sanders came third and reached 1
But Warren's "insider outsider routine," as Edward-Isaac Dovere called it, could be exactly what undermines their campaign, and as they continue to get used to the democratic establishment, many of the "change-hungry" Sanders voters have been able to see and turn against them, leaning too far to one side of the rope and becoming Warren
"I hope the Sanders supporters see Warren's increasing support as a good thing and are not being cynical now To portray them as obligated to the insiders because they are not, "a DNC member said The Atlantic.
Warren's aggressive policies and tactical solutions are now enough to reassure both the establishment's insiders and left-wing activists. But will they be enough?