Is Elizabeth Warren the liberal Chris Christie?

Warren, a Massachusetts Senate candidate, saw her comments on the stump blow up the Tumblr-verse (h/t Wil Wheaton) and the liberal blogosphere.

The quote is good. But the delivery is even better.

And that has one writer comparing her to one of the GOP’s rising stars. Slate’s Dave Weigel writes: “Not only is Warren better on the stump than [defeated, and much maligned, Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha] Coakley, she’s starting to star in viral videos of the Chris Christie style.”

Decoder recently wrote about Christie’s raw emotional appeal. We wrote it then but we’ll say it again now: it’s sometimes amazing how little passion politicians use in discussing topics of massive national importance.

When a pol is able to put on a performance like Christie or Warren (or, once upon a time, Barack Obama), they not only convince their audience but inspire them. And, as Obama proved, inspiration can be a powerful political force.

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  • Guess which of the videos above has more YouTube hits? Warren, by a long shot: over 112,000 to under 500 for Christie.

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    This. Woman. Is. BEAST.
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    This woman is SO awesome! smart, articulate and RIGHT.
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    Unfortunately, all this is shot down as anti-exceptionalist commie lib-dem leftism as soon as it’s about to hit...
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    as much as i dislike people and society, i realized this a few years ago; i do have a sort of debt to society because...
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    Wonderful.
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    Except now the factories are built overseas, so a lot of the costs Warren mentions are externalized. Which seems to be...
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    Well said.
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    Elizabeth Warren for the fucking win.
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    Great piece. Read for more.
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    My $0.02 about this Marxist.
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