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Lions and Tigers and Big Ideas. Oh My.

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Why oh why do so many Americans fear big ideas? Seems like we'd rather have a President who is a stereotypical accountant than a bold-stroke leader.

I wasn't even going to get into the HIllary Clinton v. Elizabeth Warren game, much less the conga line of GOP clods. Yet the murmurs in media and, of course, online commenters has gotten sad and a bit toxic. The current foolish instant cliché about Warren is 1) she is too inexperienced to be Prez and 2) just look at what happened with this current inexperienced guy named Obama.

For Warren, let us recall that the same donkeys brayed that she was two one-dimensional and too inexperienced to be Senator. Instead, she strode into office with her tiny, slender body and quiet voice as a real warrior. She put the lie to accepted truth of the limits of new Senators being impotent. She has set the standard for what a legislator should accomplish. 

She did it with bold, well-formulated ideas — big ideas. 

I don't want her to leave the Senate for a run for the top office. Yet in her spot, she already is a template for what we should expect from politicians. We don't need another incrementalist. We don't need another political coward in the White House.

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