Of all the loud cheers her hard-won victory speech invoked, the loudest and longest was when Warren spoke to the women of her state.
Like too many female candidates, Warren endured more than her share of personal attacks as she campaigned. Would her opponent have had such a problem with Warren earning a top legal and academic salary if she had been a man, like one of his ultra-wealthy contributors?
I was proud to have co-organized Writers for Warren and I am proud to also be part of the much larger group that helped put Warren over the top. The Boston Herald– forced to acknowledge Warren’s strengths after months of vilifying her– printed in one column that an army of ‘Grannies’ lifted Warren to Victory.
All of the Warren events I’ve attended are filled with women in their forties, fifties, sixties and beyond. And we were all happy on Election Night at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston, cheering on the first-ever woman Senator from our state. Having met Warren face to face several times, I can testify to her personal warmth, graciousness and charisma.
She does ‘GO’– and she takes us with her as she heads to the Senate. Then who knows where after that?
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