Elizabeth Warren ‘dreams big’ and it gives her rivals nightmares

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Elizabeth Warren ‘dreams big’ and it gives her rivals nightmares

Moderate Dems think Warren may be too liberal and fear the prospects of another divisive leader

James Oliphant

The barrage of questions fired at Elizabeth Warren at Tuesday’s debate in Ohio underscored her new frontrunner status in the Democratic presidential race, but also lingering concern within the party over whether the progressive senator can defeat President Donald Trump next year.

Time and again on Tuesday, the US lawmaker from Massachusetts faced skepticism from her Democratic rivals about her leftist agenda, ranging from taxing the rich, to potentially costly universal government-run health care, to free college tuition.

Moderates suggested Warren may not only be too liberal to seize the White House from the Republican Trump in the November 2020 election but that her push for sweeping change would cause another bitter split in the country after Trump’s already divisive presidency...

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