There are a lot of great strategic reasons for a Democrat to start running for president right now, and one of them is to make Trump crazy.
If Elizabeth Warren is met with adoring crowds in Iowa, it will make him go apeshit.
If Elizabeth Warren is able to raise some money this year, same outcome. He will see it as a provocation.
I think we are going to see a new phenomenon this year—Trump will react with “how dare anyone challenge my grip on power?” And we will see him use the full force of the presidency to crush his detractors, much like a cheap banana republic strongman would.
The real prize is California, of course. But winning in Iowa helps make Trump lose his mind.
I love her chances, and I’m glad she’s in the race.