Elizabeth Warren Lands A DNC Speaking Slot That May Not Bode Well For VP Buzz

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07.13.16 2 Comments

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The Democratic National Convention is on the horizon, and it’s shaping up to be an interesting one to say the least. Outside of your flatulence protests, the list of speakers is starting to be unveiled. One of the first speakers who has been announced is Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has been very vocal in her support of Hillary Clinton. But Warren’s slot on the card seems to have squashed rumors she will be nominated as Clinton’s running mate.

Warren has been invited to speak on the first night of the convention — a pretty sweet spot, but earlier than when most vice presidential picks appear. The Massachusetts senator has gained steam over the last few weeks by calling out Donald Trump, so this could be a disappointment. But The New York Times reported Clinton is being cautious with her selection, and Warren’s time slot at the convention doesn’t necessarily rule her out. The Times article adds that speaking times are subject to change, which only adds more fuel to the speculation. For her part, Warren hasn’t confirmed or denied she wants to be vice president, but the Clinton camp is keeping mum at the moment.

Clinton is expected to meet with a number of vice presidential candidates, including New Jersey Senator Cory Booker; former President Obama cabinet members Julian Castro and Tom Perez; and retired four-star Navy admiral James G. Stavridis. Clinton and her camp seem to be playing their cards close to the chest, looking for the opportune time to reveal the veep selection. It seemed as if Warren was the right selection to win over progressives, but with Bernie Sanders’ endorsement on Tuesday, Clinton could be reconsidering her options.

(Via The New York Times)

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