Letter to Elizabeth Warren
By Phillip | 3/27/20
Today, while I was writing an article on corruption, I visited Elizabeth Warren’s website to look at her corruption plans. Near the top of the website, there was a banner quietly stating: “Want to send a note to Elizabeth?” Of course, I clicked on it. Here is the letter I wrote to her. The letter is very corny. I tried not to be, but it is very difficult to express in an elegant way how much I love Elizabeth Warren and her platform. Here’s the letter:
I want you to be president so much. There is something incredible about someone dreaming so big. But it would not be just a dream, because you have plans and are willing to fight hard. I think the moment when I realized you would be an amazing president was when you said to John Delaney, “I don’t understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the United States just to talk about what we really can’t do and shouldn’t fight for.” That sent chills through me. At that point in the summer, you were surging. I became a Warren Democrat then.
I appreciate how authentically your values inspire your policy: everything revolves around making America a more equal place. In the end, the debate in the Democratic primary between pragmatists and idealists was a false choice: you have a vision of how amazing America could be and are able to deftly chart the path to get there.
I made calls for you and always had an uncontrollable smile on my face when I talked to voters on the phone. I knocked on people’s doors in Oakland in the weeks leading up to Super Tuesday. My pitch became refined after many hours and many doors: Elizabeth Warren knows what is wrong with our democracy and how to fix it— in the meantime, screw the Senate, she will still be able to make changes benefitting Americans, because she is the smartest and most determined candidate running for president.
That’s what I love about you and your platform: I was never in any doubt that you would get amazing things done.