The following is an excerpt from ALEX SEITZ-WALD | June 27, 2016 | nbcnews.com |
Locked hand-in-hand in front of a rapturous Ohio crowd, Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren sealed a powerful alliance Monday that could help unify the Democratic Party and give Donald Trump nightmares.
The Massachusetts senator is on Clinton's shortlist of potential vice presidential running mates, but campaigning with the presumptive Democratic nominee in Cincinnati, Warren demonstrated she will be a vital ally in any capacity.
The liberal superstar's imprimatur, which she delivered with gusto and without reservations, will help Clinton win over skeptical Bernie Sanders supporters. Warren's ability to provoke Trump with cutting attacks is virtually unrivaled in the Democratic Party.
Warren was conspicuously late to endorse Clinton, but seemed to be trying to make up for it with enthusiasm. "Hillary has brains, she has guts, she has thick skin and steady hands. But most of all, she has a good heart. And that's what America needs. And that's why I'm with her," Warren declared, before leading the crowd in chants of "Hill-a-ry! Hill-a-ry!"
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