Elizabeth Warren is looking to roll up the score in her 2018 re-election campaign.
Her scheme is to use a massive victory as a launching pad for a 2020 Presidential campaign.
Republicans know this and now they have unlocked the secret to ending her career.
The GOP is going to dust off the anti-Clinton playbook and update it for Warren.
Hillary Clinton was such a toxic and polarizing figure before she ran for the Presidency that she was a far weaker figure than fawning members of the media realized.
“Republicans are getting a jump on Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential campaign.
The Massachusetts Democrat is preparing to run for re-election to the Senate in 2018 and hasn’t said yet whether she’ll challenge President Donald Trump for the White House. But in-state and national Republican officials have decided to target the liberal icon anyway, saying they will try to inflict enough damage during the Senate race to harm any future presidential effort — and perhaps dissuade her from running altogether.
Already, one national Republican group has begun a comprehensive effort to track Warren’s every public appearance and add to a dossier of unflattering research on her. Other GOP officials predict that even in deep-blue Massachusetts, the senator’s opponents could raise gobs of money from conservatives nationwide and even benefit from the attention of Trump.
The goal is more about weakening Warren than defeating her: Republicans doubt that any of their party’s likely candidates could topple her next year. But even with the next presidential election more than three years away, they say exposing her weaknesses now — or making sure her race is closer than expected — could do lasting damage.
“We learned from our experience with Secretary (Hillary) Clinton that when you start earlier, the narratives have more time to sink in and resonate with the electorate,” said Colin Reed, executive director at the Republican outside group America Rising.“
While it is highly unlikely Warren would lose re-election in deep blue Massachusetts, Presidential hopefuls have been tripped up before in contests which were expected to be dress rehearsals for their Presidential bids.
In 2006, Virginia Senator George Allen was considered safe in his re-election and one of the front runners for the 2008 GOP nomination.
But after he was caught on tape making a racially insensitive remark, he was narrowly defeated and it completely derailed his White House plans.
Warren will likely avoid that fate.
However, the GOP proved that you can cripple a candidate without defeating them by tagging them with negative stories and narratives.
And with Warren there are plenty to choose from.
She lied about having Native American ancestry so she could obtain a teaching job.
Her far left economic politics are nothing more than Venezuelan style socialism and redistribution of wealth.
If the GOP can tag her as a lying socialist, they could poison the water for her upcoming Presidential campaign.
Trump has begun to pick at these scabs by repeatedly mocking Warren as “Pocahontas”.
Will this strategy knock Warren off stride?
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