Clinton's DNC Opening Act: Elizabeth Warren
That still leaves keynote spot open
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2012 2:35 AM CDT
Updated Jul 31, 2012 2:37 AM CDT
Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren waves to voters at the conclusion of a forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston last week.   (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

(Newser) – The Democrats are trying to pack in all the headline-grabbers they can at their national convention. Elizabeth Warren has been tapped to do the big lead-in for Bill Clinton on the penultimate night at the convention, essentially presenting a "one-two punch" for the Dems, reports the Boston Globe. Warren, like Clinton, is expected to drive home the message that President Obama has what it takes to steer the economy through the storm. The Massachusetts Senate candidate said it will be an "honor" to share the stage with Clinton, and to speak up for the president.

“I grew up in a hard-working family, in an America that was investing in kids like me. President Obama is committed to making sure that America has a level playing field for all, and to ensuring that every kid has the opportunity to make it,” she said. Warren was under consideration for the keynote speech at the convention, the Globe had reported. Observers believe she may have been skipped over for that because the Obama campaign wants to dodge further GOP attacks for the "you didn't build that" message that might be stirred up by Warren in a keynote. The Obama campaign has denied that Warren's "opening act" assignment is a penalty, but Senate incumbent Scott Brown insists the president is trying to put some space between him and Warren because her "radical anti-free-enterprise rhetoric" is "so far out of the mainstream."

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AustinSpace
Jul 31, 2012 7:08 PM CDT
She's perfect to address the "you didn't build that" speech. She gives fiery version of it herself. While we're at it, let's have a look at what the teabagger's idol Thomas Paine said about "you didn't build that." : "Personal property is the effect of society; and it is as impossible for an individual to acquire personal property without the aid of society, as it is for him to make land originally.Separate an individual from society, and give him an island or a continent to possess, and he cannot acquire personal property. He cannot be rich. So inseparably are the means connected with the end, in all cases, that where the former do not exist the latter cannot be obtained. All accumulation, therefore, of personal property, beyond what a man's own hands produce, is derived to him by living in society; and he owes on every principle of justice, of gratitude, and of civilization, a part of that accumulation back again to society from whence the whole came."
b1izzard
Jul 31, 2012 3:52 PM CDT
Give this commie a national stage for a speech and we win the senate seat and presidency in a walk. Keep the squaw blabbing.
ApolitickalExtremist
Jul 31, 2012 11:27 AM CDT
The only people who listen to this vile woman are other low self esteem feminists who hate men. No one in the real world takes anything this woman says seriously. Maybe if I pretend to be Cherokee, Mexican, Jewish and African I can get a spot as a speaker at the DNC.