U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is looking to shift from her role as Hillary Clinton’s Donald Trump attack dog to champion the party’s fight for on-the-fence middle-class voters with a hyped public address Thursday in Roxbury.
Despite the promise of a “new” treatment, Warren has repeatedly talked about the middle class being ‘hammered” since her 2012 run. Warren press aides did not respond to requests for comment.
Ford O’Connell, a GOP operative and former McCain presidential campaign adviser, said Warren’s speaking tour appears to be an effort to land a decisive blow on Trump after the Republican stopped engaging with her in Twitter fights.
“While Warren relishes her attack dog role on Trump, there is a concern among Democrats that Trump could still find his mojo,” O’Connell said. “And if this race ceases to be about Trump’s personality and becomes about the issues, then Democrats backing Hillary are going to have to shift tactics, including Warren. This presentation should be seen as Warren’s attempt to get ahead of the curve.”