Much to the media’s surprise, Senator Elizabeth Warren hasn’t weighed in much on the presidential race and Cenk Uygur finds it to be of utmost importance.
During a webcast for The Young Turks this week, Uygur argued that a presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Warren “wouldn’t be interesting.”
“Elizabeth Warren would beat [Clinton], no question about it,” he said.
In fact, Uygur believes that rather than endorsing Senator Bernie Sanders over Clinton, Warren should be Sanders’s Vice President and that they should announce this before the primaries are even over. “It would be revolutionary,” Uygur says. “It would be electrifying.”
TYT co-host Ben Mankiewicz also likes Warren, but argues that if Sanders were to announce her as his VP pick before the primaries were even over, it would come off as presumptuous. It would be silly to welcome that kind of criticism when “an endorsement [by Warren] accomplishes the same thing.”
Uygur allows that at one point it might have come off as presumptuous, but “in these days,” voters would see Sanders’s early announcement of Warren as his VP as “freaking awesome.”
Mankiewicz points out that younger voters will see the move as “badass” no matter when it happens, so it’s important to focus on older viewers and how they might view the boldness of an early VP pick.
Everyone agrees that, either way, now is the time for Warren to support Sanders. He’s a serious candidate, and if she backs him up, it would be a huge boon to progressives everywhere.
Watch, via The Young Turks: