The person considered the major threat to Elizabeth Warren’s primary bid for the democratic senate race, Alan Khazei, has pulled out of the race, recognizing he probably wouldn’t win the primary. It seems to many that Warren has been pre-ordained to be the candidate who will face off against incumbent Scott Brown (R) in November 2012.
It seems Khazei was able to read the handwriting on the wall and would be hard pressed to mount much of a campaign against the millions of dollars Warren has already raised. Warren has all the usual big-name democratic donors behind her as well as the unions and the Hollywood elite. The democrats have made no secret of the fact they want to take back Brown’s seat, “the Kennedy seat” as they continue to refer to it as, and will do their best to make sure they do. While the may never admit it, they took it for granted they would win it in the 2009 special election after the death of Ted Kennedy, but Martha Coakley did not run a good campaign.
The question which arises is should the “powers that be” in the Democratic Party be able to pick who they want to be the candidate,? Does the democratic political machine hand-picking their candidate circumvent the political process, excluding the “citizen candidates” which this country was founded on? With all the money behind her other candidates certainly would not have a chance, as Khazei has probably found out.
A race between Warren and Brown will certainly by interesting and we can be sure the sparks will be flying. Shots have already been fired between the two regarding a comment Warren made about Brown’s posing for Cosmopolitan Magazine when he was in college, and Brown’s reply. The next will sure to have something to do with Warren claiming she was the impetus behind the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, although today she is changing her tune saying the remark was taken the wrong way.
Of course, there are many who think republican the Republican Party has already crowned Mitt Romney as their nominee for President, taking on Barack Obama, although that may still be in question.