Elizabeth Warren Labeled The Most Liberal Presidential Candidate In The Modern Era
Who is John Galt? Compared to Senator Elizabeth Warren, it seems even President Obama could pass for the fictional champion of capitalism. A recent analysis by Nate Silver’s 538 found that Elizabeth Warren could be the most liberal presidential candidate in the modern era should she decide to run in 2016.
“Warren would be among the most liberal presidential candidates — if not the most liberal — in the modern era (since 1972, when Democrats began selecting their nominee through the caucus and primary process). … If Warren were to win the Democratic nomination, she’d rank as the second-most liberal nominee who served in the Senate or House. Her voting record has been to the left of Walter Mondale’s; only the famously liberal George McGovern had a more leftward-leaning legislative record. By contrast, the past three Democrats to represent the party on the presidential ticket were all near the center of the Democratic Senate caucus, while Warren has the fifth-most liberal voting record in the Senate today.”