Here’s a woman who keeps her wits about her; no wonder Scott Brown is scared by Elizabeth Warren’s campaign:Vodpod videos no longer available.
According to the story at Huffington Post:
BROCKTON, Mass. — Moments into a speech before volunteers here Wednesday evening, Elizabeth Warren was interrupted by a Tea Party supporter who hurled a gender-based epithet at the Senate candidate. The man, who said he’d been unemployed since February 2010, objected to Warren’s expressed affiliation with the frustrations of Occupy Wall Street, and argued that the Tea Party has been protesting Wall Street excess for longer than the nascent global movement.
The crowd tried to shout the man down, but Warren told her supporters to let him speak. “No, no, it’s alright. Let me say two things,” she said. “I’m very sorry that you’ve been out of work. I’m also very sorry that the recent jobs bill that would’ve brought 22,000 jobs to Massachusetts did not pass in the Senate.”
There’s more. The man called her “a socialist whore;” just to irritate the Tea Party and Republicans, probably, Warren’s organization let the guy wander away, no Tazer, no fight, no handcuffs. Warren addressed his issues and the issues that his presence highlighted. Civil discussion of serious matters.
This is a case of Elizabeth Warren modeling the way on bringing civility to political discussion.
Other candidates, are you paying attention? Voters?
We need this woman in the Senate, even if you’re not from Massachusetts.
- Reuters story on Warren’s first campaign debate, back in September
- CBS News report: Warren said, “There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own”
Can somebody find the URL of Warren’s campaign site? News is crowding it out of searches I do. Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts site