Elizabeth Warren offered an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Monday morning, symbolically unifying the Democratic Party behind the presumptive nominee and giving voters a rousing preview of what could be a historic joint ticket.
Throwing clasped hands high in the air, the two women promised to ”go big” and ”go bold” to level the playing field for frustrated and angry workers.
”I’m here today because of her,” said Warren, a champion of the party’s liberal base, before 2,600 cheering supporters at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. ”We’re here to fight side-by-side with Hillary Clinton.”
The picture-perfect image marked an important moment of party unity after Clinton’s long-fought primary against liberal challenger Bernie Sanders, who has not yet endorsed his former rival. And with the Massachusetts senator under consideration to be Clinton’s running mate, it may also be a harbinger of the party’s future.
Warren showed how she could play the role as an attacker-in-chief against Republican Donald Trump, calling him a ”small, insecure money-grubber,” `’a nasty man” and ”goofy.”
An unprecedented two-woman ticket would electrify the party’s liberal wing, boosting enthusiasm for Clinton’s campaign as she continues to face high unfavorable ratings.
Warren could also help Clinton combat the perception that the multimillionaire former first lady is disconnected from the struggles of working Americans – an image encouraged by Sanders during his campaign.