Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has said time and time that against she’s not running for president in 2016.
But don’t tell that to her fans in the Democratic Party.
Supporters on the left are moving full-steam ahead with efforts to draft her into the 2016 race, believing it’s only a matter of time before the Massachusetts senator changes her mind — and becomes the populist challenger to Hillary Clinton that they think the party desperately needs.
Here are five reasons the left hears “yes” when Warren says “no.”
1.) She hasn't definitively ruled out a presidential run.
Warren has yet to definitely say she won’t run for president in 2016, choosing instead to phrase her denials by saying she isn’t running now.
Political watchers say Warren is smart to keep Washington guessing about her political ambitions.
"Warren is wisely hedging her bets. She is underselling herself politically by saying, 'No,' which is intriguing to the base but she is leaving room to potentially over-deliver publicly should the circumstances merit her jumping into the 2016 fray," said Ford O'Connell, a GOP strategist.
5.) She's remained tight-lipped about Hillary Clinton.
It seems that virtually every prominent Democratic politician is being asked about Clinton ahead of 2016. While Warren did join each of the female Democratic senators in the last Congress in signing a letter urging Clinton to run, she has not openly endorsed her probably candidacy.
"There is no question about Warren is mulling a run and she has the dynastic Team Hillary unnerved," said O'Connell, the GOP strategist.