About Town: Elizabeth Warren Impresses Local Dems
At a private party last night, Aug. 16, in Lexington.
Elizabeth Warren slipped into a private Lexington home Tuesday night and met with members and friends of the Lexington Democratic Town Committee.
“It was short notice, so there wasn’t a lot of time to find a larger or more appropriate venue,” said Robert Peters, co-chair of the committee.
The venue was private, but the evening’s events were shared. Bob said he stopped counting at 60 attendees and suspects the count was a bit higher.
According to a quick search of the internets, Warren is an attorney and a professor of law, who serves as assistant to President Barack Obama and is part of the Executive Office of the President.
Her duties there are varied and many, which is why Web chatter, Democrats and some activists are looking to see Warren run as a senate candidate in 2012 against incumbent U.S. Sen. Scott Brown.
“It was a meet and greet for a prospective candidate for United State Senate,” Peters said.
“Based on what I saw of her, I suspect she is a candidate and that we’ll be hearing from her very soon,” Peters said when asked when she’ll announce.
Warren reportedly spoke to the group for about 20 minutes and then took questions. Her experience and speech left a good impression on Peters and others.
“I thought she was very impressive with the range of experience she’s had both in Washington and fighting for middle class men and women, against a financial service sector that has failed us all,” Peters said by phone Wednesday afternoon.
When asked what he took away from the meeting, Peters didn’t hesitate. “I think she’s the first candidate on our side who has really excited the activists, and I think that’s a great thing," he said.
“Personally I’m very impressed with her,” Peters continued. “She is talking about middle class people, which is where most of us are. ... So many of us, month to month, are one or two paychecks away from falling out of the middle class.”
While it's still unclear when and whether Warren make an official announcement about her anticipated candidacy, there's more information about here available here.