Hillary Clinton is wooing Elizabeth Warren and her supporters by penning a fawning tribute to the Massachusetts Senator for Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People list.
Hillary begins by likening Warren to Ted Kennedy and the buttering up does not stop there:
Elizabeth Warren never lets us forget that the work of taming Wall Street’s irresponsible risk taking and reforming our financial system is far from finished. And she never hesitates to hold powerful people’s feet to the fire: bankers, lobbyists, senior government officials and, yes, even presidential aspirants.
As I argued earlier in the week, Hillary would rather have Elizabeth Warren running with her than against her. This tribute is aimed as much at Warren's supporters who most likely supported Obama in 2008 as it is at Warren herself. It also represents Hillary's first step towards bestowing Warren as her running mate in 2016.