NATICK – Ever since Donald Trump took office, voters in each of Senator Elizabeth Warren's 29 Senates have greeted them with the same requests, sometimes several times in a row.
"Tell me how else to get into the fight," she says, paraphrasing the petitions, and she is happy to be ready.
No other Democrat seems to be under the President's skin like Warren, 69, or to indulge in giving and taking, a fact that has been recorded in recent months when the two have exchanged each other: tricks from "Pocahontas" and "Bully" on Twitter and in the media.
"He tries me "To harass me to silence me," Warren told reporters on July 8, happily beaming with enthusiasm for the fight, "It will not work. Keep it up. "
The tension now is whether Warren's style of pugilistic populism is what Democratic voters want from their home country on their next presidential run, and although she denies pursuing a run in 2020, Warren has come out in favor ̵
She's not the only one with a fighting spirit in her party, but none of her potential rivals has identified so much with the sheer struggle against banks and credit card companies, Democrats and Republicans.In 2010, during the fight against a new consumer protection agency that had invented them, she publicly threatened, "a lot Blood and Teeth "on the floor if it did not get through.  With dozens of Democrats pursuing a presidential campaign, there are likely to be many other approaches, from the rising calls for "a nation of love," preached by Sen. Cory Booker, DN.J., to post-partisan pragmatism in the West Governors such as John Hickenlooper in Colorado and Montana's Steve Bullock
Several Democratic leaders have pointed to moderate victories in the Democratic Democratic primary to argue that the party is ultimately a moderate remedy with a low decibel as the most renewable antidote to choose Trump's erratic style. Veterans of presidential campaigns, such as former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Are also waiting in the wings.
But Democratic strategists always point to the logistical barriers for any candidate who tries to shake off a moderated path in the current political environment. In a crowded field, candidates must attract up to $ 100 million for the primaries, find a way to break into the outrageous social media algorithms and win over liberal activists who play a disproportionate role in the early states.
"People want someone who can beat Trump, and they want someone who can be a fighter," said Steve Elmendorf, a prominent Democratic lobbyist and fundraiser. "For this Democrat, politics does not interest me as long as we can win, we are in a crisis here."
In private talks, Warren has outlined her theory of defeating Trump through a split: Test voters will ask candidates: Are you on my side? And are you ready for me to fight?
A failure at the front was part of their criticism of Hillary Clinton's campaign, which Warren wrote in her book of 2017 with the telling title "This Fight is Our Fight"  "Obviously, not enough voters had believed that Clinton the candidate was the one who fought the most for the fight for their families, "she concluded, referring to the success of the Trump campaign.
She says privately that the democratic goal should not necessarily be to win a war of words with Trump herself. Rather, she argues that Democrats only have to demonstrate their will to fight harder than he does for the working Americans, the people who are familiar with the talks.
"Someone who gives people a reason to vote," she told Natick Town Hall in an interview when asked what the party needs right now. "That's what this is about."
Unlike others in their party who have described Trump as a historical aberration, she diagnoses his rise as the predictable result of a failure of both parties to recognize the economic misery of middle-class Americans. Two days after Trump's victory, in a speech to AFL CIO members, assuming that Clinton would win, she condemned the "racist attacks" and xenophobic appeals of the Trump campaign and pledged to push back his conservatives policy  But she also noticed his success in treating the economic pain felt by many Americans. "The truth is that people have the right to be angry," she said, stagnating wages, rising costs and the disproportionate power of the rich. "The elected president has spoken with these questions, but the Republican elites hated him for that, and he did not care, but he did anyway."
Democratic Party leaders and many of their biggest donors have long been concerned about Warren's arguments for new economic regulation, bankruptcy and a much wider social safety net. During his first term she was both an ally and an eyesore for President Barack Obama. She railed against the democratic dependence of bank managers to fill government offices, sharply criticized the execution of the 2008 bank bailout and warned against regulatory compromises.
Her recipe for the country is a kind of mirror-image antidote to Trump's conservative populism, without the nativism at the core of the president's brand, but with a similar degree of poison for those she sees as the middle class.  Where Trump wants to scrap regulations in the name of helping the "forgotten men and women of our country", she wants to set up federal regulations to give consumers more protection. Targeting undocumented immigrants as enemies, it targets lobbyists and bank managers who have a disproportionate influence in Washington. By signing tax cuts for corporations and wealthy individuals, it wants to increase the same to fund a wider social safety net.
Groups such as the Third Way Democratic think tank, which has been dealing with Warren in the past, have argued that the ideas of the party's liberal populists will make it harder to elect a Democrat in 2020, as they have a perception, especially among the Wing voters, can confirm that the party is against the economy and focuses too much on the poor.
"Democrats have been struggling with the job problem for nearly a decade, and the party has not been able to challenge Donald Trump's eager pro-job message in 2016," based on a third-way analysis last year focus groups.
Like several other Senate candidates looking for 2020, Warren has endorsed a series of costly policy proposals that have made some in the party nervous. They include a pilot program that would guarantee a $ 15 per hour government job to all adults in certain parts of the country, a $ 1.4 trillion plan a year for state-paid health care for all Americans and $ 47 billion Each year, families who earn $ 125,000 or less a year get free public tuition
Because of this, some Republicans have signaled that they would welcome a Warren competition in 2020. Stephen Bannon, a former Advisor to Trump, dismisses Warren as "The weakest candidate Democrats could muster."
"There is a populism on the left, but it can not overcome the hurdle of illegal mass immigration that lowers the wages of the black and Hispanic working class."
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell chose Warren early last year when he threw her back from the Senate for criticizing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, then Senator from Alabama
"If the agenda of progress is left side the vehicle The Democrats are going to the big dance, McConnell will make sure they have a parking lot so everyone can see how they got there, "said Josh Holmes, a seasoned political consultant to McConnell  Warren has taken such pushback and expressed his pride that so many women use their bodies with "Nonetheless, they insisted" tattooing, as did McConnell's parliamentary rule violation in criticizing sessions has described.
At Lookout Farm's orchard on July 8th, T-shirts with these words were the most common fashion accessory.
Warren drew more than 1,400 people to her city hall at a flag-draped fruit orchard outside of Boston, where she had the turbulence created by Trump with a storm, in a hurricane, in a book by Alice in Wonderland. "She denounced the" damned profit "that the federal government makes for student loans, and then called on the crowd to choose something each day to resist.
When voters came to the microphones, four asked A man stood up to ask them "action points for change." A female army veteran asked "what we can do" to protect non-citizens serving in the military. A third person asked what "people of faith" could do to create a just society, and a fourth asked again, "What can we do" to protect democracy in the age of Trump.
After asking such questions Once before, she has refined her response to a kind of encouragement, whose digital team has extended to millions of social networks – media tags – on which day he began with practical advice, such as voting intentions Joining citizen groups and engaging in a daily act of activism.
But it ended with a reputation that applies not only to the midterm elections, but also (19659002) "Yeah, it's tough out there, it's really tough out there, but we've changed, we're not the same People, "she called out to the crowd and walked between hay bales on stage and like a presidential candidate stumbling in Iowa.
"There is much more of us than of them," she said. "And if we talk, we'll beat them."