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>>>IT WAS SEPTEMBER 199 8, BILL>>>IT WAS SEPTEMBER 199 8, BILL CLINTON WAS ARGUING TO THE CLINTON WAS ARGUING TO THE PUBLIC HE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PUBLIC HE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO RESIGN. RESIGN. GOOGLE WAS BARELY TWO WEEKS AGO GOOGLE WAS BARELY TWO WEEKS AGO AND THE NEXT GENERATION OF YOUNG AND THE NEXT GENERATION OF YOUNG ADULTS WAS GETTING SADDLED WITH ADULTS WAS GETTING SADDLED WITH RIDICULOUS AMOUNTS OF DEBT. RIDICULOUS AMOUNTS OF DEBT.>>Reporter: COLLEGE FOR MANY,>>Reporter: COLLEGE FOR MANY, THE FIRST TASTE OF FREEDOM FOR THE FIRST TASTE OF FREEDOM FOR MANY, AND RESPONSIBILITY. MANY, AND RESPONSIBILITY. FOR SOME, EASY MONEY AND BIG FOR SOME, EASY MONEY AND BIG DEBT. DEBT. LURED BY CHEAP GIVEAWAYS, PENS, LURED BY CHEAP GIVEAWAYS, PENS, CD HOLDERS, COLLEGE KIDS CAN GET CD HOLDERS, COLLEGE KIDS CAN GET CREDIT CARDS EASILY. CREDIT CARDS EASILY.>>I DIDN’T HAVE TO PUT ANYTHING>>I DIDN’T HAVE TO PUT ANYTHING DOWN THAT I HAD A JOB OR WAS DOWN THAT I HAD A JOB OR WAS ABLE TO PAY IT. ABLE TO PAY IT.>>Reporter: THAT CAN LEAD TO>>Reporter: THAT CAN LEAD TO BIG TROUBLE. BIG TROUBLE. THE AVERAGE CREDIT CARD DEALT THE AVERAGE CREDIT CARD DEALT FOR STUDENTS IS $1800. FOR STUDENTS IS $1800. A RECENT STUDY BY A HARVARD LAW A RECENT STUDY BY A HARVARD LAW PROFESSOR SHOWS 250,000 YOUNG PROFESSOR SHOWS 250,000 YOUNG PEOPLE FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY PEOPLE FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY BEFORE THEY’RE EVEN 25. BEFORE THEY’RE EVEN 25.>>WE’RE TALKING ABOUT YOUNG>>WE’RE TALKING ABOUT YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE BEGINNING THEIR PEOPLE WHO ARE BEGINNING THEIR LIVES, THEIR PROFESSIONAL LIVES, THEIR PROFESSIONAL CAREERS AND STARTING FAMILIES BY CAREERS AND STARTING FAMILIES BY DECLARING THEMSELVES FINANCIAL DECLARING THEMSELVES FINANCIAL FAILURE BECAUSE OF THE DEBT THEY FAILURE BECAUSE OF THE DEBT THEY HAVE RUN UP WHILE IN COLLEGE. HAVE RUN UP WHILE IN COLLEGE.>>RECOGNIZE THAT FAMILIAR FACE?>>RECOGNIZE THAT FAMILIAR FACE? ELIZABETH WARREN WAS A PROFESSOR ELIZABETH WARREN WAS A PROFESSOR AT HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, AND AN AT HARVARD LAW SCHOOL, AND AN EXPERT IN BANKRUPTCY LAW. EXPERT IN BANKRUPTCY LAW. AT THIS POINT IN HER CAREER, SHE AT THIS POINT IN HER CAREER, SHE HAD NOT ONLY GAINED A REPUTATION HAD NOT ONLY GAINED A REPUTATION FOR BEING ABLE TO EXPLAIN THE FOR BEING ABLE TO EXPLAIN THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY AND THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY AND THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM IN A WAY THAT FINANCIAL SYSTEM IN A WAY THAT MADE SENSE TO PEOPLE AT HOME, MADE SENSE TO PEOPLE AT HOME, SHE ALSO SPECIFICALLY GAINED A SHE ALSO SPECIFICALLY GAINED A REPUTATION FOR TELLING YOU REPUTATION FOR TELLING YOU THINGS THAT WERE HELPFUL TO YOUR THINGS THAT WERE HELPFUL TO YOUR OWN LIFE, BUT THAT THE FINANCIAL OWN LIFE, BUT THAT THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY REALLY DIDN’T WANT YOU INDUSTRY REALLY DIDN’T WANT YOU TO HEAR. TO HEAR.>>WHEN CREDIT CARD COMPANIES>>WHEN CREDIT CARD COMPANIES PREY ON THE VULNERABLE, IT’S PREY ON THE VULNERABLE, IT’S JUST A WAY TO FLEECE THE YOUNG JUST A WAY TO FLEECE THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF AMERICA. PEOPLE OF AMERICA.>>ELIZABETH WARREN HAS LONG HAD>>ELIZABETH WARREN HAS LONG HAD A KNACK FOR EXPLAINING WHAT REG A KNACK FOR EXPLAINING WHAT REG ALREADY MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE IN ALREADY MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE IN AMERICA WERE FEELING ON A VERY AMERICA WERE FEELING ON A VERY PERSONAL LEVEL, WHAT WAS PERSONAL LEVEL, WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO THEM, AND HAPPENING TO THEM, AND IMPORTANTLY, EXPLAINING WHY IT IMPORTANTLY, EXPLAINING WHY IT WAS NOT NECESSARILY THEIR FAULT. WAS NOT NECESSARILY THEIR FAULT. A SIDE EFFECT OF ELIZABETH A SIDE EFFECT OF ELIZABETH WARREN’S PUBLIC PROFILE BEFORE WARREN’S PUBLIC PROFILE BEFORE SHE BECAME A FIGURE IN AMERICAN SHE BECAME A FIGURE IN AMERICAN POLITICS WAS THAT SHE TOOK THE POLITICS WAS THAT SHE TOOK THE SHAME OUT OF THE FINANCIAL SHAME OUT OF THE FINANCIAL STRUGGLE THAT REGULAR WORKING STRUGGLE THAT REGULAR WORKING AMERICANS HAVE FACED AS THE AMERICANS HAVE FACED AS THE SYSTEM HAS SERVED THEM LESS AND SYSTEM HAS SERVED THEM LESS AND LESS WELL OVER TIME. LESS WELL OVER TIME. THE TITLE OF HER 2003 BOOK ABOUT THE TITLE OF HER 2003 BOOK ABOUT WHY THINGS WERE SO TOUGH FOR WHY THINGS WERE SO TOUGH FOR MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES WAS PLANE, MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES WAS PLANE, SHE CALLED IT “THE TWO-INCOME SHE CALLED IT “THE TWO-INCOME TRAP. TRAP. “SHE BASED IT ON RESEARCH SHE “SHE BASED IT ON RESEARCH SHE HAD DONE WITH HER DAUGHTER THAT HAD DONE WITH HER DAUGHTER THAT SHOWED MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES NOT SHOWED MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES NOT STRUGGLING BECAUSE OF OUTLANDISH STRUGGLING BECAUSE OF OUTLANDISH SPENDING ON THINGS THEY COULDN’T SPENDING ON THINGS THEY COULDN’T AFFORD. AFFORD. THEY WERE STRUGGLING BECAUSE THEY WERE STRUGGLING BECAUSE THEY HAD, IN MANY WAYS, BEEN SET THEY HAD, IN MANY WAYS, BEEN SET UP FOR FAILURE. UP FOR FAILURE.>>WHAT WE DISCOVERED IS THAT>>WHAT WE DISCOVERED IS THAT WHAT WE THINK OF AS ORDINARY WHAT WE THINK OF AS ORDINARY CONSUMER SPENDING, FAMILIES ARE CONSUMER SPENDING, FAMILIES ARE SPENDING LESS. SPENDING LESS. SO THE QUESTION BECAME, WHY ARE SO THE QUESTION BECAME, WHY ARE THEY GOING BROKE? THEY GOING BROKE? AND THE ANSWER IS, THE BASIC AND THE ANSWER IS, THE BASIC EXPENSES. EXPENSES. THE THINGS IT TAKES TO RAISE A THE THINGS IT TAKES TO RAISE A FAMILY IN THE MIDDLE CLASS. FAMILY IN THE MIDDLE CLASS. MORTGAGE, HEALTH INSURANCE, A MORTGAGE, HEALTH INSURANCE, A SECOND CAR SO THAT MOM CAN GET SECOND CAR SO THAT MOM CAN GET TO WORK. TO WORK. TUITION FOR PRESCHOOL. TUITION FOR PRESCHOOL. TUITION FOR COLLEGE. TUITION FOR COLLEGE. THOSE ARE THE EXPENSES, THOSE THOSE ARE THE EXPENSES, THOSE CORE EXPENSES THAT ARE SLAMMING CORE EXPENSES THAT ARE SLAMMING FAMILIES AGAINST THE WALL FAMILIES AGAINST THE WALL FINANCIALLY. FINANCIALLY.>>GETTING OUT THERE, SPEAKING>>GETTING OUT THERE, SPEAKING PLAINLY, TELLING REGULAR PEOPLE PLAINLY, TELLING REGULAR PEOPLE AT HOME, UNDERSTAND THE SYSTEM AT HOME, UNDERSTAND THE SYSTEM THAT’S GOTTEN YOU WHERE YOU ARE. THAT’S GOTTEN YOU WHERE YOU ARE. THIS IS NOT OF YOUR OWN MAKING. THIS IS NOT OF YOUR OWN MAKING. THE SYSTEM IS STACKED AGAINST THE SYSTEM IS STACKED AGAINST YOU, AND HERE IS WHY. YOU, AND HERE IS WHY. THAT WAS ELIZABETH WARREN’S THAT WAS ELIZABETH WARREN’S PUBLIC PROFILE, SPOKE TO PEOPLE PUBLIC PROFILE, SPOKE TO PEOPLE AT HOME WATCHING TV. AT HOME WATCHING TV. SPOKE TO DEMOCRATS AS THEY SPOKE TO DEMOCRATS AS THEY PURSUED NEW WAYS TO PROTECT PURSUED NEW WAYS TO PROTECT MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES AND MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES AND CONSUMERS AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL, CONSUMERS AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL, PARTICULARLY IN THE CONTEXT OF PARTICULARLY IN THE CONTEXT OF THE WALL STREET COLLAPSE IN 2008 THE WALL STREET COLLAPSE IN 2008 AND 2009. AND 2009. NOW IT IS THE CENTER PIECE OF NOW IT IS THE CENTER PIECE OF HER POTENTIAL BID FOR THE WHITE HER POTENTIAL BID FOR THE WHITE HOUSE. HOUSE.>>IN OUR COUNTRY, IF YOU WORK>>IN OUR COUNTRY, IF YOU WORK HARD AND PLAY BY THE RULES, YOU HARD AND PLAY BY THE RULES, YOU OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND THE PEOPLE YOU YOURSELF AND THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE. LOVE. THAT’S A FUNDAMENTAL PROMISE OF THAT’S A FUNDAMENTAL PROMISE OF AMERICA. AMERICA. A PROMISE THAT SHOULD BE TRUE A PROMISE THAT SHOULD BE TRUE FOR EVERYONE. FOR EVERYONE. I’VE SPENT MY CAREER GETTING TO I’VE SPENT MY CAREER GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF WHY AMERICA’S THE BOTTOM OF WHY AMERICA’S PROMISE WORKS FOR SOME FAMILIES, PROMISE WORKS FOR SOME FAMILIES, BUT OTHERS WHO WORK JUST AS HARD BUT OTHERS WHO WORK JUST AS HARD SLIP THROUGH THE CRACKS INTO SLIP THROUGH THE CRACKS INTO DISASTER. DISASTER. WHAT I FOUND IS TERRIFYING. WHAT I FOUND IS TERRIFYING. THESE AREN’T CRACKS THAT THESE AREN’T CRACKS THAT FAMILIES ARE FALLING INTO, FAMILIES ARE FALLING INTO, THEY’RE TRAPS, AMERICA’S MIDDLE THEY’RE TRAPS, AMERICA’S MIDDLE CLASS IS UNDER ATTACK. CLASS IS UNDER ATTACK.>>THEY ARE TRAPS.>>THEY ARE TRAPS. THIS IS THE — TALK ABOUT THIS IS THE — TALK ABOUT CONSISTENCY. CONSISTENCY. THIS IS THE MESSAGE THAT, FOR THIS IS THE MESSAGE THAT, FOR DECADES, HAS MADE ELIZABETH DECADES, HAS MADE ELIZABETH WARREN A FAIRLY TERRIFYING WARREN A FAIRLY TERRIFYING SPECTER TO WALL STREET AND TO SPECTER TO WALL STREET AND TO THE PEOPLE WHO BENEFIT FROM HOW THE PEOPLE WHO BENEFIT FROM HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS NOW AND THE WAY THE SYSTEM WORKS NOW AND THE WAY THE SYSTEM IS STACKED AGAINST THE SYSTEM IS STACKED AGAINST REGULAR MESHES. REGULAR MESHES. THOSE ATTACKS SHARPENED WHEN SHE THOSE ATTACKS SHARPENED WHEN SHE DECIDED TO JUMP INTO POLITICS IN DECIDED TO JUMP INTO POLITICS IN 2012 WHUNEN SHE UNSEATED 2012 WHUNEN SHE UNSEATED REPUBLICAN SENATOR SCOTT BROWN REPUBLICAN SENATOR SCOTT BROWN OF MASSACHUSETTS. OF MASSACHUSETTS. HE WAS AN INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN HE WAS AN INCUMBENT REPUBLICAN SENATOR AT THE TIME AND SHE BEAT SENATOR AT THE TIME AND SHE BEAT HIM BY EIGHT POINTS. HIM BY EIGHT POINTS. NOW SHE JUST GOT RE-ELECTED NOW SHE JUST GOT RE-ELECTED SENATOR IN MASSACHUSETTS BY 24 SENATOR IN MASSACHUSETTS BY 24 POINTS AND NOW SHE’S ANNOUNCED POINTS AND NOW SHE’S ANNOUNCED HER EXPLORATION FOR A RUB FOR HER EXPLORATION FOR A RUB FOR THE WHITE HOUSE. THE WHITE HOUSE. JOINING US IS ELIZABETH WARREN, JOINING US IS ELIZABETH WARREN, DEMOCRAT FROM MASSACHUSETTS. DEMOCRAT FROM MASSACHUSETTS.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>CONGRATULATIONS.>>CONGRATULATIONS.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE>>A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE CONSIDERING RUNNING, A FEW CONSIDERING RUNNING, A FEW PEOPLE HAVE STUCK A TOE IN THE PEOPLE HAVE STUCK A TOE IN THE WATER. WATER. YOU ARE THE FIRST HOUSEHOLD NAME YOU ARE THE FIRST HOUSEHOLD NAME DEMOCRAT, THE FIRST HEAVYWEIGHT DEMOCRAT, THE FIRST HEAVYWEIGHT TO ANNOUNCE THAT YOU ARE GOING TO ANNOUNCE THAT YOU ARE GOING TO GO AHEAD WITH THIS TO GO AHEAD WITH THIS EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE. EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE. WHY ARE YOU GOING FIRST? WHY ARE YOU GOING FIRST?>>WELL, LOOK, I WANT TO BE IN>>WELL, LOOK, I WANT TO BE IN THIS FIGHT, BECAUSE THIS IS, IN THIS FIGHT, BECAUSE THIS IS, IN MY VIEW, THE FUNDAMENTAL MY VIEW, THE FUNDAMENTAL QUESTION THAT FACES OUR COUNTRY. QUESTION THAT FACES OUR COUNTRY. AND IT’S SO — WHO DOES AND IT’S SO — WHO DOES WASHINGTON WORK FOR? WASHINGTON WORK FOR? YOU CAN SEE WHAT THE TRAP IS. YOU CAN SEE WHAT THE TRAP IS. WHY DOES THE TRAP CONTINUE YEAR WHY DOES THE TRAP CONTINUE YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR? AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR? AND THE ANSWER IS, BECAUSE AND THE ANSWER IS, BECAUSE WASHINGTON IS WORKING GREAT, WASHINGTON IS WORKING GREAT, FABULOUSLY, FOR THE WEALTHY AND FABULOUSLY, FOR THE WEALTHY AND THE WELL CONNECTED. THE WELL CONNECTED. THEY HAVE BOUGHT THE GOVERNMENT THEY HAVE BOUGHT THE GOVERNMENT THEY WANT. THEY WANT. THEY HAVE BOUGHT THE RULES THAT THEY HAVE BOUGHT THE RULES THAT THEY WANT. THEY WANT. I THINK THAT WASHINGTON OUGHT TO I THINK THAT WASHINGTON OUGHT TO WORK FOR EVERYBODY ELSE. WORK FOR EVERYBODY ELSE. AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT THIS AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT THIS FIGHT OUT TO BE ABOUT. FIGHT OUT TO BE ABOUT. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT A SYSTEM WE’RE TALKING ABOUT A SYSTEM THAT IS FUNDAMENTALLY CORRUPT. THAT IS FUNDAMENTALLY CORRUPT. THAT THE MONEY THAT FLOWS THAT THE MONEY THAT FLOWS THROUGH WASHINGTON IS HOW IT IS, THROUGH WASHINGTON IS HOW IT IS, THAT THIS WHOLE SYSTEM JUST THAT THIS WHOLE SYSTEM JUST STAYS RIGGED. STAYS RIGGED. AND THE FOLKS AT THE TOP ARE AND THE FOLKS AT THE TOP ARE DOING GREAT. DOING GREAT. AND EVERYBODY ELSE JUST SLIDING AND EVERYBODY ELSE JUST SLIDING FURTHER AND FURTHER. FURTHER AND FURTHER.>>YOU, I LIVE IN MASSACHUSETTS,>>YOU, I LIVE IN MASSACHUSETTS, I’M ONE OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS. I’M ONE OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS.>>GOOD.>>GOOD.>>YOU WERE JUST RE-ELECTED.>>YOU WERE JUST RE-ELECTED. YOU JUST WON IN A LANDSLIDE. YOU JUST WON IN A LANDSLIDE. I CAN SEE A FUTURE FOR YOU I CAN SEE A FUTURE FOR YOU WHERE, IF YOU COULD LIVE TO BE WHERE, IF YOU COULD LIVE TO BE 300 YEARS OLD, MASSACHUSETTS 300 YEARS OLD, MASSACHUSETTS WOULD CONTINUE ELECTING YOU WOULD CONTINUE ELECTING YOU UNTIL YOU WERE 300. UNTIL YOU WERE 300.>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>I COULD IMAGINE YOU, BECAUSE>>I COULD IMAGINE YOU, BECAUSE OF WHAT I KNOW ABOUT OF WHAT I KNOW ABOUT MASSACHUSETTS AND BECAUSE OF MASSACHUSETTS AND BECAUSE OF WHAT I KNOW ABOUT YOU AS A WHAT I KNOW ABOUT YOU AS A POLITICIAN AND YOUR BELIEFS AND POLITICIAN AND YOUR BELIEFS AND SKILLS, THAT YOU COULD BUILD A SKILLS, THAT YOU COULD BUILD A LIFE LONG REST OF YOUR CAREER IN LIFE LONG REST OF YOUR CAREER IN THE SENATE AND BECOME THE THE SENATE AND BECOME THE LIBERAL ECONOMIC POPULIST LIE YN LIBERAL ECONOMIC POPULIST LIE YN OF THE SENATE AND MAN YOU DOING OF THE SENATE AND MAN YOU DOING A LOT OF GOOD IN THAT ROLE. A LOT OF GOOD IN THAT ROLE. I DON’T KNOW IF I WERE YOU WHY I I DON’T KNOW IF I WERE YOU WHY I WOULD PREFER TO TRY TO ACHIEVE WOULD PREFER TO TRY TO ACHIEVE THOSE GOALS AS PRESIDENT RATHER THOSE GOALS AS PRESIDENT RATHER THAN TRYING TO CONTINUE TO THAN TRYING TO CONTINUE TO ACHIEVE THEM AND BUILD ON WHAT ACHIEVE THEM AND BUILD ON WHAT YOU’VE ALREADY DONE IN THE YOU’VE ALREADY DONE IN THE SENATE. SENATE.>>LOOK, THIS ISN’T ABOUT ME.>>LOOK, THIS ISN’T ABOUT ME. THIS IS ABOUT TENS OF MILLIONS THIS IS ABOUT TENS OF MILLIONS OF FAMILIES ACROSS THIS COUNTRY OF FAMILIES ACROSS THIS COUNTRY WHO ARE GETTING CHEATED, AND WHO ARE GETTING CHEATED, AND THEY’RE GETTING CHEATED ON THEY’RE GETTING CHEATED ON FINANCIAL PRODUCTS, THEY’RE FINANCIAL PRODUCTS, THEY’RE GETTING CHEATED ON PRESCRIPTION GETTING CHEATED ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, A WASHINGTON THAT WORKS DRUGS, A WASHINGTON THAT WORKS GREAT FOR DRUG COMPANIES, NOT GREAT FOR DRUG COMPANIES, NOT PEOPLE TRYING TO FILL PEOPLE TRYING TO FILL PRESCRIPTIONS. PRESCRIPTIONS. YOU CAN KEEP GOING THROUGH THE YOU CAN KEEP GOING THROUGH THE LIST. LIST. IT’S WORKING GREAT FOR OIL IT’S WORKING GREAT FOR OIL COMPANIES THAT WANT TO DRILL COMPANIES THAT WANT TO DRILL EVERYWHERE, NOT FOR FAMILIES, EVERYWHERE, NOT FOR FAMILIES, WHO HAVE CHILDREN THAT WANT TO WHO HAVE CHILDREN THAT WANT TO BREATHE THE AIR. BREATHE THE AIR. THIS IS TRULY ABOUT WHAT KIND OF THIS IS TRULY ABOUT WHAT KIND OF COUNTRY WE’RE GOING TO BE. COUNTRY WE’RE GOING TO BE. AND LOOK, I NEVER THOUGHT I WAS AND LOOK, I NEVER THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO GET IN POLITICS. GOING TO GET IN POLITICS. NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS. NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS. BUT I GOT IN THIS BECAUSE I BUT I GOT IN THIS BECAUSE I BELIEVE THIS IS THE FIGHT THAT BELIEVE THIS IS THE FIGHT THAT WE MUST FIGHT. WE MUST FIGHT. AND I CAN’T TELL OTHERS TO GO AND I CAN’T TELL OTHERS TO GO FIGHT IT. FIGHT IT. I HAVE TO BE IN THERE RIGHT I HAVE TO BE IN THERE RIGHT ALONGSIDE THEM. ALONGSIDE THEM. WE ARE BUILDING A MOVEMENT WE ARE BUILDING A MOVEMENT ACROSS THIS COUNTRY. ACROSS THIS COUNTRY. YOU SAW IT. YOU SAW IT. YOU SAW IT IN 2018. YOU SAW IT IN 2018. LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE WHO CAME LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE WHO CAME OFF THE SIDELINES. OFF THE SIDELINES. LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE WHO LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE WHO SAID — LOOK AT ALL THE WOMEN SAID — LOOK AT ALL THE WOMEN WHO SAID, NEVER THOUGHT I WAS WHO SAID, NEVER THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BE CALLED ON TO DO GOING TO BE CALLED ON TO DO THIS. THIS. BUT THEY STOOD UP AND THEY SAID, BUT THEY STOOD UP AND THEY SAID, I’M PART OF THIS. I’M PART OF THIS. THIS IS MY COUNTRY, MY VOICE THIS IS MY COUNTRY, MY VOICE WILL BE HEARD. WILL BE HEARD. AND MY GOVERNMENT WILL REFLECT AND MY GOVERNMENT WILL REFLECT MY VALUES. MY VALUES. THAT’S WHAT I BELIEVE. THAT’S WHAT I BELIEVE. AND I THINK THE BEST PLACE TO AND I THINK THE BEST PLACE TO FIGHT THAT IS RIGHT THERE FROM FIGHT THAT IS RIGHT THERE FROM THE PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED THE PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. STATES OF AMERICA.>>IN TERMS OF THE DEMOCRATIC>>IN TERMS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY RIGHT NOW, THIS IS GOING PARTY RIGHT NOW, THIS IS GOING TO BE A HUGE YEAR IN DEMOCRATIC TO BE A HUGE YEAR IN DEMOCRATIC POLITICS. POLITICS. I MEAN, IT’S BEEN — IT HAS BEEN I MEAN, IT’S BEEN — IT HAS BEEN SORT OF THE TRUMP SHOW SINCE THE SORT OF THE TRUMP SHOW SINCE THE 2016 ELECTION, BECAUSE IT’S BEEN 2016 ELECTION, BECAUSE IT’S BEEN HONESTLY A BIZARRE SPECTACLE TO HONESTLY A BIZARRE SPECTACLE TO HAVE SOMEBODY OF THIS CALIBER HAVE SOMEBODY OF THIS CALIBER BEHAVING THE WAY HE IS IN THAT BEHAVING THE WAY HE IS IN THAT OFFICE. OFFICE. THIS WILL BE THE DEMOCRATIC THIS WILL BE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY SHOW THIS YEAR, AND THERE PARTY SHOW THIS YEAR, AND THERE WILL BE INCREDIBLE COMPETITION WILL BE INCREDIBLE COMPETITION TO BE THE CANDIDATE TO TAKE HIM TO BE THE CANDIDATE TO TAKE HIM ON IN 2020 AND THE DEMOCRATS GET ON IN 2020 AND THE DEMOCRATS GET TO SHOW WHAT THEY’RE MADE OF IN TO SHOW WHAT THEY’RE MADE OF IN TERMS OF HAVING CONTROL IN THE TERMS OF HAVING CONTROL IN THE HOUSE. HOUSE. HOW DO YOU FIT INTO THIS YEAR’S HOW DO YOU FIT INTO THIS YEAR’S DEMOCRATIC PARTY? DEMOCRATIC PARTY? WE HAVE THIS NEW CLASS OF HOUSE WE HAVE THIS NEW CLASS OF HOUSE LAWMAKERS COMING IN, WITH LAWMAKERS COMING IN, WITH OUTSPOKEN LEFTIES AND SOCIALISTS OUTSPOKEN LEFTIES AND SOCIALISTS AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND AND ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND FEMINISTS AND UP-ENDERS OF THE FEMINISTS AND UP-ENDERS OF THE STATUS QUO. STATUS QUO.>>YEP.>>YEP.>>I KNOW THAT YOU’RE A>>I KNOW THAT YOU’RE A PROGRESSIVE. PROGRESSIVE. YOU VOTED 13% OF THE TIME WITH YOU VOTED 13% OF THE TIME WITH DONALD TRUMP, ONE OF THE LOWEST DONALD TRUMP, ONE OF THE LOWEST PERCENTAGES OF ANYBODY IN THE PERCENTAGES OF ANYBODY IN THE SENATE. SENATE. HOW DO YOU FIT IN WITH THE HOW DO YOU FIT IN WITH THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY? DEMOCRATIC PARTY?>>LOOK, I DON’T THINK OF THIS>>LOOK, I DON’T THINK OF THIS SO MUCH IN TERMS OF PARTY. SO MUCH IN TERMS OF PARTY. I THINK OF THIS AS PEOPLE WHO I THINK OF THIS AS PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SEE CHANGE. WANT TO SEE CHANGE. AND THE KIND OF CHANGE THEY WANT AND THE KIND OF CHANGE THEY WANT TO SEE. TO SEE. THIS IS GOING TO BE THE FISH OR THIS IS GOING TO BE THE FISH OR CUT BAIT YEAR FOR THE DEMOCRATS. CUT BAIT YEAR FOR THE DEMOCRATS. AND IT’S GOING TO BE HOW DO WE AND IT’S GOING TO BE HOW DO WE THINK GOVERNMENT SHOULD WORK AND THINK GOVERNMENT SHOULD WORK AND WHO DO WE THINK GOVERNMENT WHO DO WE THINK GOVERNMENT SHOULD WORK FOR? SHOULD WORK FOR? LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF THAT. THAT. THINK ABOUT THIS UPCOMING THINK ABOUT THIS UPCOMING DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY. DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY. IS THIS GOING TO BE A DEMOCRATIC IS THIS GOING TO BE A DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY THAT TRULY IS A PRIMARY THAT TRULY IS A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT THAT IS GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT THAT IS FUNDED BY THE GRASSROOTS, THAT’S FUNDED BY THE GRASSROOTS, THAT’S DONE WITH GRASSROOTS VOLUNTEERS, DONE WITH GRASSROOTS VOLUNTEERS, OR IS THIS GOING TO BE SOMETHING OR IS THIS GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT’S JUST ONE MORE PLAY THING, THAT’S JUST ONE MORE PLAY THING, THAT BILLIONAIRES CAN BUY? THAT BILLIONAIRES CAN BUY? SO I THINK THIS IS A MOMENT FOR SO I THINK THIS IS A MOMENT FOR ALL OF THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEES, ALL OF THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEES, AS THEY COME INTO THE RACE, TO AS THEY COME INTO THE RACE, TO SAY, IN A DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY, WE SAY, IN A DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY, WE ARE GOING TO LINK ARMS, AND ARE GOING TO LINK ARMS, AND WE’RE GOING TO SAY GRASSROOTS WE’RE GOING TO SAY GRASSROOTS FUNDING. FUNDING. NO TO THE BILLIONAIRES. NO TO THE BILLIONAIRES. NO TO THE BILLIONAIRES, WHETHER NO TO THE BILLIONAIRES, WHETHER THEY ARE SELF-FUNDING OR WHETHER THEY ARE SELF-FUNDING OR WHETHER THEY’RE FUNDING PACTS. THEY’RE FUNDING PACTS. WE ARE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AND WE ARE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, AND THAT’S THE PARTY OF THE PEOPLE. THAT’S THE PARTY OF THE PEOPLE. THAT’S HOW WE NOT ONLY WIN THAT’S HOW WE NOT ONLY WIN ELECTIONS, THAT’S HOW WE BUILD ELECTIONS, THAT’S HOW WE BUILD MOVEMENTS THAT MAKE REAL CHANGE. MOVEMENTS THAT MAKE REAL CHANGE. AND THAT’S WHAT WE’VE GOT TO DO. AND THAT’S WHAT WE’VE GOT TO DO. WE’VE GOT TO WIN, BUT WE’VE GOT WE’VE GOT TO WIN, BUT WE’VE GOT TO PRODUCE. TO PRODUCE. AND THAT’S ONLY GOING TO HAPPEN AND THAT’S ONLY GOING TO HAPPEN IF WE’VE GOT A WHOLE MOVEMENT IF WE’VE GOT A WHOLE MOVEMENT UNDERWAY. UNDERWAY.>>WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT>>WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT BILLIONAIRES AND THE DEMOCRATIC BILLIONAIRES AND THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY, TOM STIRE IS PRIMARY, TOM STIRE IS CONSIDERING RUNNING. CONSIDERING RUNNING. DO YOU MEAN ANYBODY THAT IS A DO YOU MEAN ANYBODY THAT IS A BILLIONAIRE SHOULD BE PRECLUDED BILLIONAIRE SHOULD BE PRECLUDED FROM RUNNING IN FROM RUNNING IN>>OF COURSE NOT.>>OF COURSE NOT. I JUST MEAN PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE I JUST MEAN PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE SELF-FUNDING. SELF-FUNDING. AND THEY SHOULD NOT BE FUNDED AND THEY SHOULD NOT BE FUNDED FROM PACTS FROM OTHER FROM PACTS FROM OTHER BILLIONAIRES. BILLIONAIRES. A PRIMARY IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO A PRIMARY IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR FROM THE GRASSROOTS, TO SEE HEAR FROM THE GRASSROOTS, TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN BUILD. WHAT YOU CAN BUILD. TO SEE WHAT KIND OF ENERGY IS TO SEE WHAT KIND OF ENERGY IS OUT THERE. OUT THERE. GET OUT THERE, TRUST YOUR GET OUT THERE, TRUST YOUR MESSAGE, TRUST WHAT IT IS THAT MESSAGE, TRUST WHAT IT IS THAT YOU’RE FIGHTING FOR. YOU’RE FIGHTING FOR. AND IF SOMEONE ELSE WANTS TO AND IF SOMEONE ELSE WANTS TO FIGHT FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT, FIGHT FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT, TRUST THEM TO GET OUT THERE AND TRUST THEM TO GET OUT THERE AND FIGHT IT. FIGHT IT. AND THEN LET’S SEE WHERE AND THEN LET’S SEE WHERE GRASSROOTS AMERICA IS. GRASSROOTS AMERICA IS. LET’S SEE WHERE PEOPLE ACROSS LET’S SEE WHERE PEOPLE ACROSS THIS COUNTRY SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT? THIS COUNTRY SAY, YOU KNOW WHAT? I WANT TO BE PART OF THIS. I WANT TO BE PART OF THIS. I AM IN THIS FIGHT ALL THE WAY. I AM IN THIS FIGHT ALL THE WAY.>>SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN IS>>SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN IS OUR GUEST. OUR GUEST. SENATOR, I’M NOT GOING TO LET




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  1. We don't vote for kings and emperors or to be ruled by the decree of mad men. We build movement led by a team of people focused on progress.

  2. America is the only country where declaring bankruptcy is not considered shameful! Bankrupt people are allowed to continue running companies and get credit from banks!

  3. If democrats lose billionaire funding then they essentially lose all their funding. Except for sandwich truck drivers.

  4. You hear her on one side, a message of bringing real change based on facts and most importantly a message of hope. On the other hand, you hear the President and his divisive politics of a caravan bringing in drugs, criminals and diseases – usage of time to invoke fear and coax out votes. Who would you like to vote for? Choice is all yours'

  5. Uh…. sorry, but that opening 1990s news clip annoys me. If college kids got into debt because they spent too much with credit cards, how is that anybody's fault but their own? If you don't have money, DON'T GO SHOPPING.

  6. What a moron…lyathawatha has the intellectual agility of a small soap dish as does anybody that supports her…

  7. I've been saying since I first really started paying attention to her that she would have my vote should she ever run. I also love that she is a fellow native Okie. Nevertheless she persisted!

  8. Warren needs to link with Sanders in some way if she wants to get the strong support she needs. He already has the base of strong true progressives. His support can tip the scales for her if he decides not to run. If he runs either should be the others VP.

  9. HILLARY 2.0
    LOLOLOLOLOLOL
    GOOD LUCK
    YOU COMMIE SHUT IN'S THAT SIT AROUND WATCHING CNN & EATING POPCORN & PETTING YOUR CATS-
    WILL NEVER HAVE ANYONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WE SAW HOW THAT TURNED OUT.
    AMERICA HAS SPOKEN!!!
    WE ARE NOT GOING BACK TO THE CORRUPT, BROKEN DOWN, SAD EXCUSE FOR A GOVERNMENT THAT WE'VE HAD UNDER BUSHE'S, OBAMA'S & CLINTON'S .

  10. Sen. Warren is highly educated, but does the way she talk sound elitist? The things she says can be fully understood by any American who knows how to read and talk. Even the RWNJs can understand what she says. And if she IS talking over their heads, they should stay out of political involvement, because they can't qualify as humans who are able to think. They're just humans who want everything their way. Getting their way is actually going to get them the loss of everything precious, including their money, and even their lives. They're willing to trust greedy, fanatic, sociopathic haters with their lives. That's truly stupid. Even for other greedy, fanatic, sociopathic haters, because people in that group are ALWAYS ONLY FOR THEMSELVES. Each is an island of greed, entire unto themselves. They live on the Isle of Gimme." They love the chaos going on because they believe they'll benefit from it. But when the chaos strikes them in the wallet, or their own freedoms, they'll be angry. And they'll keep the chaos going by blaming Dems for it. They are locked into their own destruction.
    Stupid people shouldn't be able to vote, because they can't imagine consequences they'll pay for getting what they want.
    We need voters who KNOW what they're for and against. And WHY. The last thing we need are brainwashed zombie voters. They'll bring about our destruction right along with their OWN.

  11. She say's all the right things, but she somehow annoys me. Don't get me wrong, I want anyone over the 70 old child man!

  12. the constitution was written to make possible the rule of the rich over the poor. that was its explicit purpose. while the fundamental law of the land makes possible the rule of the rich, politicians purporting to speak for the poor are in fact ensuring the continuing rule of the rich. people who really want change must begin with a new constitution.

  13. She’s a smart woman and she has always been and advocate for the middle class. I will feel very comfortable giving her my vote.

  14. A millionaire says NO to big money!
    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
    Paul Joseph Watson's take on Elizabeth Warren – LMAO !!! 🤣🤣🤣
    https://youtu.be/iDaPlbDXE0Q

  15. Sanders/Warren. These are existential times and America needs to stop incrementalist nonsense and get about the business of repairing everything that 50 years of neoliberal, corporatist foolishness has broken.

  16. Did Rachel Maddow just ask why Elizabeth Warren would want to be President instead of Senator? What a weird question. I don't know if it was worded wrong or what but you could tell it really took the air out of the room.

  17. Elizabeth Warren pretends to care about "middle class families" when the democrat party does everything it can to run up prices and taxes on those very middle class workers.Your idiotic greenie-weenie mandates like California forcing home builders to have solar panels—a guaranteed up cost of $30k per house that will never be returned. How about taxing middle class folks and give subsidies to Elon Musk electric car that cost $40k and only goes 300 miles before it dies.How about democrats anti-oil policies that drive up the price of gas and heating oil..They don't have a clue how to help real working class folks.

  18. All things considered I would vote for Warren, over Hillary any day. Truth be told I'd vote for the neighbors Dog before I voted for Hillary, if the Dog screwed over the American people at least you knew it wasn't on purpose.

  19. I like Pocahontas (said with love… Pocahontas was a true American Pioneer Hero). I am just not sure that she can win the nomination, let alone the election…

  20. Amazing the people that would fallow the fake Indian claimer. Just proof of the democrat hypocrisy and racism.

  21. The DNC is so utterly corrupt. That if Elizabeth Warren wins the Democratic party ticket. It will be because unlike Bernie Sanders, she'll have secretly agreed to just play along and ride the gravy train.

  22. Who are these critics that say ELIZABETH WARREN is too liberal to run for office? I say bull. If we can have ultra conservatives lobbying our government and In the Whitehouse, there is nothing wrong with ELIZABETH WARREN being president of the United States.

  23. You can't "fleece" honest people. You can't "con" an honest person. Dishonesty is what makes Americans vulnerable to these "scams". People want to get spending money and will do anything to get it. That's why there is so much graph and corruption in American society, you can't do anything without it being present. The trap continues because people are to stupid and dishonest to resist.

  24. Say no to billionaires! Where does she get the money for her presidential campaign? Warren is delusional, and we certainly don't want any delusional presidential candidate.

  25. Sen. Warren is a committed representative for the people. She is a fighter who has a heart and intelligence.

  26. I'm sympathetic to the problems Warren describes, being hit by many of them myself, but the thing is that a lot of the 'traps' she describes are also things many 'regular' people depend on. Housing prices? They're being bid up by people with two incomes and demand for prime real estate. Whose fault is that? And retirees often sell their bigger 'family' homes and get a nice addition to their retirement account and move into a smaller empty-nester home. Car expenses? Buy a cheap reliable car, not a comfortable one. Day care is expensive? Who is supposed to pay for that? Maybe one of the parents should stay home and the family tighten their belt on non-essentials. Job loss by a second bread-winner causes catastrophe? You've over-committed. It's not disastrous for a single person to lose their job for an extended time?!?! Precarity and insecurity in the work force? Makes money for the middle class 401k holders as well as the wealthy financiers. So many people make their livings off being enablers of downsizing, benefits-cutting and part-timing some of the workforce, offshoring, and outsourcing. Maybe the neoliberal/Chicago School of Economics policy revolution was a disaster, not a 'new beginning' of wealth for all. And the worst of it is they cleverly dragged in much of the middle class to support the garbage that really winds up making windfalls for the fat cats, such as by tying a decent retirement to the unbridled growth of the stock market, not matter how much it hurts main street. Go there, Elizabeth,

  27. What a loony old lady.
    Ya know that creepy old lady in the neighborhood who bird watches and complains about children playing outside loudly?
    Democrats want to vote her into the White House.

  28. Yes! Don't take any special interest money! Please! No PACs! No money at all!
    Leave it aaaaaaaall for Republicans!
    hahahaha…

  29. Amen hopefully American will learn from the past (even though history is not on ourside) and vote for a candidate that actually is qualified. 2020 Americans

  30. I feel sorry for Republicans whose minds have already been poisoned and closed against Warren, before they ever gave her a chance. She is one of those few politicians who not only say exactly how things are, but have working ideas on how to fix it.
    I think Bernie was able to slip through the define-and-smear trap for many because the establishment didn't take him seriously until it was too late.

  31. Right to boycott is part of our Constitution.
    Urge your Senators to vote NO on S. 1 tomorrow:
    Here's a sample script, but please use your own words when calling:

    Hi, my name is ___ from [City,State] and I am calling Sen. X to urge them to VOTE NO ON S.1 on Tuesday. This bill includes the Combating BDS Act, which was defeated in the previous two Congressional sessions because it is unconstitutional. It encourages states to pass laws that punish people who boycott for Palestinian rights by denying them government contracts. Federal judges in Kansas and Arizona have ruled these types of laws to be a violation of our First Amendment right to boycott. I am especially outraged that while parts of the government remain shutdown, the Senate would consider its most urgent act to be denying us our First Amendment rights. Please ask the Senator to vote no on S.1. Thank you.

  32. John 3: 16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

  33. Just finished watching Fox News video and my god! They are the most clueless idiots that exist on this planet 😕

  34. She's the one. No one else is as sharp. I know people say that she's too old (though I don't know that any of the younger candidates have her energy), that the DNA test was a big mistake (though Native leaders were not quoted in the initial NY Times and Washington Post articles that put the negative spin on that), and that she's too "shrill" (though I don't know where that's coming from other than stereotypes about her age and gender), but I don't think any of the other 20 or so potential candidates are as powerful a package as she is. Nonetheless, if some other candidate emerges as the nominee, I will show up on election day and vote for that person. That's the only way to stop this Trump madness. We can't have any "never-_____" non-voters.

  35. You are great Elizabeth. That was so well spoken. Thank you. Keep talking. I would like to see a Bernie Warren ticket….

  36. Senator Warren has been a forceful, effective advocate for working, middle class people for DECADES. She is incredibly intelligent and strong! Warren 2020!

  37. she just said things that every politician has said before and never came close to fulfilling. Trump is a breath of fresh air because he does what he says he'd do, and will stay in the WH another term. NO DOUBT

  38. TRAIN OUR MILITARY'S BOMBS ON HONDURAS .
    LINE UP OUR TANKS ON THE BORDER OF MEXICO .
    KEEP SHOWING THIS TO BEZO .
    EXPLAIN THAT WE WILL NOT QUIT TILL WE TAKE DOWN ALL OF THE DRUG KING PINS IN HONDURAS & MEXICO .
    ISSUE ONLY ONE WARNING TO MEXICO'S PRESIDENT & HONDURAS'S LEADER . PWW.

  39. Elizabeth Warren draws a salary of $450,000 USD a year, working part time for Harvard. Is that helping students keep a lid on their debts ?

  40. I watched Sen Warren rip into Head of Education, Health, Public Housing, Bankers etc. She knows the system.
    She is one smart , strong and justice lady. Senator Warren would be a great President.

  41. i'm Cree from South Dakota and this woman has as much Native American in her as my Jeep Cherokee – she's an absolute insult to my intelligence

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