If Hillary does not run, it is almost certain that Warren will. Well-known for her populist and Occupy-esque perspectives on healthcare, taxes, income redistribution and everything in-between, she is one of the rising stars of the Democratic party.
Anticipating that it could happen, we’re getting out in front and establish her as a storyteller, to put it nicely, about her wealth.
This is an excerpt from an interview she did with Lawrence O’Donnell two and half years ago:
The context was members of Congress and their ability to trade stock on the insider-type info they receive. Notice the little comment she slid in there:
…I realize there’s some wealthy individuals, I’m not one of them…
But here’s the thing: According to her mandated financial disclosure forms, she’s worth north of $14 million, earned over $700,000 a year before she took her Senate job, and lives in a house worth $5 million. Granted, she’s not John Kerry, Herb Kohl, or Mark Warner wealthy — the three wealthiest Senators who just also happen to be Democrats — but to deny that she’s wealthy is just silly.
Our guess: She’ll cast herself as a “woman of the people,” or some such thing. But it’s just not true. Consider yourself forewarned.