Obama sings high praises for Warren in Massachusetts
June 25th, 2012
10:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama sings high praises for Warren in Massachusetts

(CNN) – Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren received some warm praise Monday from her party's top surrogate: President Barack Obama.

After Warren introduced the president at a Boston campaign event, Obama took the stage and urged voters to support Warren in her heated challenge against Republican Sen. Scott Brown.

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"She is going to be an outstanding senator for Massachusetts, and everybody here has got to turn out for her," Obama said, before giving remarks at Boston's Symphony Hall.

The president particularly acknowledged her work as his top adviser during the formation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. His comments echoed her own campaign themes that attempt to portray the candidate as the one best suited to fight for the middle class.

"Nobody fought harder for Wall Street reform, the reform that is now law and protecting consumers all across the country, than Elizabeth," Obama said. "She has been a fierce advocate since before I knew her for the middle class, and she has been advocating on core issues that matter to families her entire career."

For her part, Warren spent a large chunk of her introduction attacking Obama's opponent, Mitt Romney, taking aim at his controversial 2011 remark that "corporations are people, too."

Romney's comment came at the Iowa State Fair while he was defending big business against large tax hikes, adding that "Everything a corporation earns ultimately goes to people."

Warren, however, staunchly disagreed.

"No, Mitt. Corporations are not people," she said, repeating a line she frequently uses on the campaign trail. "People have hearts. They have kids. They get jobs. They get sick. They love and they cry and they dance. They live and they die. Learn the difference."

She continued: "And Mitt, learn this, we don't run this country for corporations. We run it for people."

Warren said the presidential election would be a "hard fight" but that she would give Obama her full support.

"I'm here tonight to say, Mr. President. I stand with you," she said, rallying the crowd as Obama prepared to walk on stage.

In a traditionally blue state like Massachusetts, Obama's accolades can go far for a politician. Even Brown, himself, has not entirely kept his distance from the president. As he campaigns on a theme of bipartisanship, Brown appeared with Obama in the April signing of a bill that he co-authored in the Senate.

Brown first took the seat in a 2010 special election to fill the late Sen. Ted Kennedy. Both he and Warren have been statistically tied in polls this year, signaling what many expect to be one of, if not the, most contested Senate races of the year.

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Filed under: 2012 • Elizabeth Warren • Massachusetts • Scott Brown • Senate
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    We need the corporations to work more for the country rather than just for profit. Once that happens, we might be better off because they wouldn't be so hot to ship jobs over seas.

    June 25, 2012 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  2. MaryM

    Elizabeth we will vote for you

    June 25, 2012 11:18 pm at 11:18 pm |
  3. jerry

    if she had any brains she would put distance between her and obama...

    June 25, 2012 11:20 pm at 11:20 pm |
  4. MesaMax

    One phony endorsing another. Typical Chicago-style politics. All form, no substance.

    June 26, 2012 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  5. Four more years of THIS?! NO WAY!!

    Give it up Lying Dog Squaw. You speak with forked tongue. American people say no to left wing commies like you.

    June 26, 2012 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  6. California

    Hey Hussein, Brown, Walker. Ha ha ha ha

    Enough said.

    June 26, 2012 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  7. just sayin

    would she be the first communist elected to the senate?

    June 26, 2012 12:46 am at 12:46 am |
  8. scott

    IF the past is any indication, an endorsement by Obama, will result in losing an election. That is why a lot of Democrats that campaign do not seek Obama endorsement.

    June 26, 2012 04:46 am at 4:46 am |
  9. Marie MD

    Warren is what mccain needed in 2008. Too bad she is on the right side of civil rights and smarts! Something not too many men even have.

    June 26, 2012 06:25 am at 6:25 am |
  10. Gurgyl

    Elizabeth is 10000000000 times better than that Scott brown idiot..ok. Vote for Eluzsbeth.

    June 26, 2012 07:03 am at 7:03 am |
  11. Steve- Illinois

    Maybe if she labels herself a "Native American White Hispanic" she can turn a few votes!!!

    June 26, 2012 07:29 am at 7:29 am |
  12. king

    the powerful repubs machine and all their chinese money will completely debunk any thing, the dems have to help the american consumers, warren is a pioneer fighters for consumers, but she is fighting against the repubs and their powerful corporations, who wants to take their businesses to china and build china into a super power, surpassing america. lesson 90 percent of business is to make money money money money, and when mitten sighns the free agreement trade with china, effectively putting american dwindling middle class against china's 2 billion slave workers, hey if i had a business i would be heading to china myself, so i cant really blame the big corporations who, will make NAFTA look like childs play.

    June 26, 2012 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  13. leelanau

    Perfect Pair. She doesn't know her heritage, and Obozo doesn't know the Maldives from a disputed island chain in the South Atlantic.

    June 26, 2012 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  14. J,V.Hodgson

    I really do Hope Warren wins this Senate seat.
    She is smart, tough and can lead the way from the feminine perspective on any part of social legislation as it affects women.
    I am equally sad that Olmpia Snowe ( Maine) decided not to run.Maine politics under its current governor are a disaster and could lead to the loss of her seat to the democrats.
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    June 26, 2012 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  15. Just a thought

    Come on Mass., this is a thoughtful / intellectual woman. She's interested in what's best for the common citizen not which organization / corporation is willing to pay the highest lobbying fees. i.e. Scott "What has Brown done for You??".

    June 26, 2012 09:51 am at 9:51 am |