Elizabeth Warren took the prime-time stage for her first Democratic convention Wednesday to deliver a populist attack against Wall Street, in a speech intended to put the Democratic Party on the side of the middle class.
“People feel like the system is rigged against them,” she told delegates at the Democratic National Convention. “And here’s the painful part: They’re right.”
Warren’s speech laced together phrases and talking points she has used over the last few years as a consumer advocate, Obama administration official, and candidate for Senate.
But to many watching on television in Massachusetts and around the country, it was an introduction, a chance for the Democratic candidate to boost her campaign against Senator Scott Brown, a Republican. For the partisans in the hall, it was vindication for their anger at Republican policies, and it brought them to their feet.