Unfortunately this does not seem to be a real political choice, but Elizabeth Warren has become an outstanding champion of the middle class family and she is being vigorously attacked by Karl Rove and other Republicans in whatever way they can. None of it is sticking. She's articulate, a champion of the working class, and smart. She's also pulled ahead of her incumbent Senate Republican rival in Massachusetts. Is it too early to unleash her onto the nation? I think Obama needs a push and maybe a replacement.
Obama has drifted to the middle because there is no candidate Warren pushing on him:
On issues from air pollution to contraception, President Barack Obama has broken sharply with liberal activists and come down on the side of business interests and social conservatives as he moves more to the political middle for his re-election campaign.
Without a Democratic challenger who might tug him to the left, Obama is free to try to neutralize Republican efforts to tar him as a liberal ideologue by taking steps toward the political center.
So what do you think? The polls offer a couple of dimensions of choice.