You know that person who is so smart, so great, who just gets it – it being the change we need in this state/country/world? The one who has no hidden agenda, who has no legacy to uphold, who is just a good person even before becoming a politician?
I’ve been a huge fan of Elizabeth Warren since she thought of the idea of the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) around which my last job was centered. In the fight for financial reform, she perfectly melded the arguments of economics and the middle class family, and presented the problem – mortgages that are allowed to “burn your house down” while toasters get super strict regulations – and the solution – oversight much? – in a way that we could act on. And when we did finally create the CFPB, we were both there to celebrate.
I am so excited that I’ll get to support Elizabeth Warren in her Senate bid. We could use more people like her in Washington.
PS: Anyone who feels the same way is welcome to come crash on our couch a night or two in return for some days of canvassing!
PPS: “The ragged edge of the middle class” is my new favorite phrase of the day. Check it out.