Trump Can Kiss His Chances Goodbye as Evidence Points to a Hillary Clinton/Elizabeth Warren Ticket

Despite all the rhetoric swirling around right now concerning the 2016 presidential race, Donald Trump’s chances of winning aren’t all that great. That doesn’t mean he can’t win – he most certainly can – but once the general election really kicks into high gear his weaknesses are going to be exposed, badly. Even in early June we’re seeing signs where he’s losing his cool as he’s come under much more intense scrutiny than anything he dealt with from other Republicans during the primary.



Well, things might be getting much worse for Donald Trump and the Republican party as all recent signs seem to indicate that Hillary Clinton might be on the verge of selecting Sen. Elizabeth Warren as her running mate.

As most probably know, recently, Warren began really going after Trump. However, it kind of came out of nowhere. Most of us found it incredibly entertaining so we just enjoyed the show without thinking too much into it. Though unlike most people who’ve gone toe-to-toe with Trump in some sort of insult war, Warren actually got the best of him for the most part. Looking back on that, based on recent evidence, this all seems like it might have been a calculated move.

Recent evidence such as Clinton’s campaign admitting that they had been in close contact with Sen. Warren. At the time, it was a seemingly inconsequential comment that seemed to indicate nothing more than the two sides were discussing general election strategies.

Then news broke that Sen. Harry Reid had been actively working to put together a Clinton/Warren ticket. In fact, he’s already been looking at scenarios and rules for filling a U.S. Senate vacancy to replace Warren should the pair emerge victorious in November.

Here’s the report from the Boston Globe

Reid recently gave voice to those concerns and said he would not want Clinton to pick a vice presidential nominee from a state with a Republican governor — such as Massachusetts.

But subsequently Reid commissioned a review by Washington election law attorney Marc Elias (who is also the general counsel to the Clinton campaign, and has advised Warren on legal matters in the past). The review only focused on Massachusetts, and Reid did not conduct such a follow-up review on any other state, according to the person source close to Reid.

What that means is Reid basically told Clinton to please not to choose anyone from a state where a Republican governor might get to replace whoever she chose. However, he commissioned a review in Massachusetts – and only Massachusetts (the state has a Republican governor) – to look into the rules and laws to deal with a potentially departing Senator Warren. So what they’re now seemingly doing is working out what might be the best way for Warren to handle this so that her spot in the Senate remains with the Democratic party.



Obviously neither side is going to confirm or even comment a great deal on this, but Warren amping up her attacks on Trump seems to be tying all of this together as a very real possibility based on this recent evidence.

This ticket would be a nightmare for Donald Trump on several levels.

Despite what Trump says, having to deal with women exposes a huge weakness of his: His blatant sexism.

Then when you combine his sexism with his tendency to get worked up and fly off the handle, he’s definitely going to say a lot of things that he simply can’t walk back during a general election. Especially going up against two women like Clinton and Warren who are more than able to handle his special brand of bullsh*t.

But even more so than that, Warren has been proving for the last several weeks that she’s one of the few people that can dabble in Trump’s “territory” of rather harsh, personal attacks and get the better of him. While Clinton is very calculated in handling Trump from the aspect of bashing his incompetence politically, Warren is much better at the impassioned, emotional attacks that Trump excels at. As a running mate, Warren can get under Trump’s skin enough to distract him while Clinton crushes him over the fact that he’s woefully unqualified to actually be president.

Aside from Trump, having Warren as her running mate would be a huge benefactor to Clinton’s campaign with bringing over some of the more far-left liberals who aren’t happy that Bernie Sanders isn’t going to be the nominee. Let’s face it, a good chunk of the “Feel the Bern” crowd came over after “Ready for Warren” finally realized she wasn’t going to run for president. While Sanders has done a remarkable job this year, if Warren had decided to run, he probably wouldn’t have. For the last several years Warren has been the superstar of the Democratic party.

Just Elizabeth Warren’s presence alone is enough generate a good deal of excitement from some liberals who’ve been supportive, but less than excited about Clinton. She’ll even be able to generate a good deal of excitement from those who’ve been somewhat hostile toward Clinton up until now because her name adds instant progressive credibility to a campaign some have felt lacked “true progressive values.”

And if a Hillary Clinton/Elizabeth Warren ticket manages to unite most “factions” of the Democratic party, I don’t see any rational way that Donald Trump can win.




Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • The Klandidate

    Clinton / Warren won’t happen. As much as I like Elizabeth Warren and Hillary both and agree with the strategy of pinning Rump into a corner having to defend himself against two strong women, having two women on the ticket just will not fly in America today. It will have to be a man since the Democratic Party cannot risk alienating white male voters.

    • StlSaxist

      Can’t agree. Young voters won’t be alienated, neither will women, or non-whites. Without Sanders, this combination might be the only way to get young people motivated to vote. The only people that would care are the older, angry white little-c christian male voters that would vote R regardless of the candidates. Much like after the election of a non-white president, these old angry white little-c christian male voters will continue to lose their minds, but that might be OK, and might even be necessary.

      • The Klandidate

        Young voters, statistically speaking, rarely vote in large numbers anyway. It is great when they do turn out but they just don’t, regardless of the push to get them out. And not all white males are angry or christian. Regardless of what the media is portraying, there are many white males who consistently vote Democrat but the party does run the risk of alienating them with an all out media blitz that will follow of how the Democratic party “has left white men out”. I’m just saying, this has to be factored into the equation. And, women don’t have to worry about being alienated this cycle because Hillary has a great chance to be the first female POTUS if they turn out and vote.

        Democrats and America elected our first black POTUS along with Joe Biden as VP. We can do the same with our first female POTUS but we must be intelligent in our approach to ensure the largest turnout possible and mitigate distracting storylines that will not help the ticket. I think there is a great case to be made for Warren, Julian Castro, Corey Booker and other “non-white males”, but IMO, the best strategy is a swing state white male Senator / Gov / Congressman, like a Sherrod Brown or heck, even Joe Biden again and then bring in Castro as VP in 2020.

      • Ashley

        White men are not alienated from mainstream politics. They are the core demographic in this country. I am not worried about their political representation enough to change what I want in a candidate. And if voting for 2 strong, experienced women is some kind of sacrifice for their own interests they should pull their heads out of their butts and evolve.

      • The Klandidate

        I don’t disagree, but this is human nature we are talking about. It just isn’t going to happen.

      • NG4

        Human nature, my arse. I’m an older, white male and think it would be an awesome ticket!!

      • The Klandidate

        Well, I’m a 47 year old white male, my father in law is 70 and white and both have voted Democrat for our lifetimes, and we disagree with you. No offense to you and your “arse” NG4, but a Clinton / Warren ticket will not happen if we want to win and put rational justices on the SCOTUS.

    • Jerry Snook

      Can’t risk alienating white male voters?? The only white male voters they will alienate are already on Trump’s side. I think there are problems with the selection, but not this one.

      • The Klandidate

        I wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss white males (Democrats and moderates) and what makes them tick. I’m positive the DNC and Hillary are thinking through this exact issue. And obviously there are other issues with Warren and how she and Hillary actually get along.

    • Ashley

      They may have said the same thing about an African-American junior senator named Obama. But it worked. Because he had something new and worthwhile to offer.

      • The Klandidate

        No they didn’t say the same thing about President Obama.

  • cruisersailor

    Warren needs to remain in the U.S. Senate.

    • Michael Slattery

      Agree, VP is a terrible waste of Warren’s talents and power.

    • Randy R

      We don’t want her in mass and we’ll be voting her out.

    • Gary Brackney

      As a janitor maybe

  • Jerry Snook

    This seems like an admission of Hillary’s weakness as a candidate, and puts someone under her that would be preferred by many on the left as a POTUS candidate. On the other hand, its sets up a decent predecessor should something ever happen to a President Clinton.

    • Paul Fassnacht

      Not only that, it puts the right candidate in place for2024.

  • talkpiggy

    Bernie VP and Warren stays in the senate where she can do more good

  • veronicablood

    it has always been the job of the veep to “bulldog” on behalf of the president. I could not imagine a more vicious and merciless fighter that Liz Warren.

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    • Gary Brackney

      She certainly looks like one

    • lynne

      and gets her out of Massachusetts, and our Republican governor can appoint a republican senator, yah

      • veronicablood

        as many republican senators are going to lose their seats in 2016, we can actually afford that.

  • Brian

    Who Pocahontas? Mrs. Proven-Not-To-Be-An-Injun? So you’re gonna hand Trump the white house? Awesome.

    • Adolfo Mendez Segura

      lol look at how mad u are

    • The Klandidate

      What are you babbling about here? Not even Republicans want tRump in the Whitehouse. Many can barely stand to be associated with his brand at this point. He is doing exactly what we hoped; destroy the entire GOP by exposing who they are at their core. Angry, unintelligent, racists. You fit the description perfectly.

      • lynne

        their you go with the racist bit again you people are so funny with your programed cim.ents,makes me laugh every time I see one of you call us racist,just proves none of you can think on your own

      • The Klandidate

        Well, you are supporting a racist which makes you a racist or very comfortable with racists. So, take that for what it’s worth I guess….

      • lynne

        youtback sound the a 2year old and your a nazi

      • The Klandidate

        Was that intended to make sense?

      • lynne

        as much as you do

      • The Klandidate

        Your words:

        “youtback sound the a 2year old and your a nazi”

        Please translate for me. smh

      • Gary Brackney

        Actually trump isn’t a racist but you just keep being a good sheep and believe whatever the dnc tells you to believe. ..by all means don’t think for yourself

      • The Klandidate

        Ooohhh…”sheep”….sorry fella, but Rump will be judged by what he says, which includes incredibly racist things. Therefore, he is a racist. And for some reason, white supremacists seem very comfortable supporting him…why is that?

      • lynne

        name them

      • The Klandidate

        Do you remember all the way back to two weeks ago when he called a judge born in Indiana a “Mexican” and that he can’t preside over one of the 3500 lawsuits Rump has had against him? I know this must hard for you since you apparently have the memory of a 2 week old puppy…..LMAO

      • lynne

        and all of you are little nazis

      • The Klandidate

        Exactly what are the similarities between Democrats and Nazis? Is it that we want to ban a certain religion from our country and that certain people will have to be tracked and have special identification along with their monitoring their places of worship? Oh wait….that’s Trump! LMAO

      • Randy R

        Clueless much? with your uneducated post I would have to say yes. Don’t be an uniformed lemming

      • The Klandidate

        How am I being a racist again? Please fill me in on the specifics….LMAO

      • lynne

        another nazi comment

      • The Klandidate

        Pro tip for you, White supremacists and Nazi / neo-Nazi in the US today ALL support Trump. Why is that? What is it about his message that they all find so appealing?

  • Dougo’s

    I think Hillary would definitely loose the male vote by not putting a man on the ticket for VP.

  • Michelle Franklyn Davis

    not a likely scenario

    • lynne

      best laugh I’ve had all day ,two frauds on the same ticket

  • Dolph

    The people will have their say in November.

    • NG4

      Ya think?

  • Randy R

    What a joke. Warren is one of the worst senator’s my state has ever seen. sorta like hillary’s senate job and her state job and Both are liars. Warren claims she’s against everything that clinton stands for, now all of a sudden she’s not and she supports the clinton criminal empire. Both are two faced. Hillary for prison 2016!

  • Gary Brackney

    Whomever wrote this article is smoking way too uch crack…Hillary a criminal and known liar warren…who a few short years ago dispised hillary nevertheless she lied about her race to take advantage of rules that would have disqualified her…both women are the epitome of disingenuous