In an interview just last month, Sen. Elizabeth Warren didn’t exactly say she wouldn’t consider becoming Hillary Clinton’s running-mate, instead choosing to declare that she loved her job in the Senate and was doing exactly what the people of Massachusetts sent her there to do.
More recently, though, Warren has seemed to enjoy her ever more active role in Clinton’s bad cop/worse cop routine against Donald Trump.
The same media that (justifiably) criticizes Trump for his lack of substantive policy talk certainly went crazy after Warren appeared in Cincinnati with Clinton this morning and went after Trump’s goofy “Make America Great Again”
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) June 28, 2016
Warren mocks Trump's Make America Great slogan. "It's stamped on the front of his goofy hat. You want to see goofy? Look at him in that hat"
— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) June 27, 2016
Warren on Trump "You want to see goofy, look at him in that hat"
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 27, 2016
"You wanna see goofy? Look at him in that hat!" Elizabeth Warren takes on Donald Trump in Ohio. https://t.co/FWfViO8WXd
— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) June 27, 2016
"Trump says he'll make America great again. It's stamped on his goofy hat. Want to see goofy? Look at him in that hat," Warren says.
— Caitlin Huey-Burns (@CHueyBurnsRCP) June 27, 2016
Warren picks up the "goofy" attack Trump's been using at her. "You want to see goofy look at him and that hat," she tells the crowd.
— Asma Khalid (@asmamk) June 27, 2016
"It's stamped to the front of his goofy hat" – Elizabeth Warren on Trump's Make America Great Again slogan. We've got ourselves a goofy-off.
— Amy Fiscus (@amyfiscus) June 27, 2016
— The Hill (@thehill) June 28, 2016
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) June 27, 2016
Those were some sick burns, all right — but were they enough to secure Warren a slot as Clinton’s VP? If her appearance today wasn’t a tryout for the team, every single media outlet seemed to have misinterpreted her presence.
idk about you but warren is really nailing this audition rn
— Alex Bedder (@itgetsbedder) June 27, 2016
An Audition for Elizabeth Warren? https://t.co/N7YuzbaGUl
— Politics Informer (@Politics_Info) June 27, 2016
— Christopher Rowland (@GlobeRowland) June 27, 2016
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) June 28, 2016
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) June 27, 2016
— Gary Tuchman (@GaryTuchmanCNN) June 27, 2016
Warren's audition for VP seems to be going pretty well – my take from Ohio.https://t.co/HNn9y8X9Be
— Annie Linskey (@AnnieLinskey) June 27, 2016
Unsure if Warren will ultimately be Clinton's VP pick, but Team Clinton certainly getting what it wants – energy – out of today's tryout.
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) June 27, 2016
ABC News passed along this earth-shattering exclusive from a source early Monday.
JUST IN: Elizabeth Warren being formally vetted as possible VP pick for Hillary Clinton, source tells @CeciliaVegaABC
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 27, 2016
i'll say it again: picking anyone other than Warren for VP makes no sense
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) June 27, 2016
If u believe u win w your base turning out, then there really is no other option for #Dems than Warren as VP. Most energy at HRC rally ever
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) June 27, 2016
Hold up: there are quite a few who seem to think that, while she makes a great campaign surrogate for the robotic Clinton, Warren would be damaging her own brand as a true progressive by signing on with Clinton.
There are so many reasons why Clinton will not pick Warren as her VP it's pointless to rehearse them all. This is eyewash for Bernie-fans.
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) June 27, 2016
Elizabeth Warren is a hero to many progressives—which is why she should not be Hillary Clinton’s running mate: https://t.co/tt7MyLheUi
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) June 28, 2016
Elizabeth Warren did great today but Hillary Clinton's unlikely to pick her. Keep your eye on Jeanne Shaheen. https://t.co/74KOiLlV12
— Matthew Cooper (@mattizcoop) June 27, 2016
These rankings were from before this morning’s non-audition. Did the sick “goofy hat” burn seal the deal or is Clinton keeping her options open?
New Fix Dem VP rankings: 1. Tim Kaine 2. Julian Castro 3. Elizabeth Warren 4. Sherrod Brown 5. Amy Klobuchar https://t.co/FeD1B0UY3C
— Chris Cillizza (@TheFix) June 24, 2016
NBC's Dem VP frontrunners:
Top Tier: Kaine, Warren, Brown
In The Hunt: Booker, Castro, Perez, Becerra https://t.co/KYgOMnOyz8
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) June 27, 2016
Who do Democratic voters want as Hillary's VP?
• Bernie 53%
• Liz Warren 38%
• Cory Booker 20%
• Julián Castro 16%https://t.co/AFNuS7iUYF
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) June 23, 2016