Djokovic, Serena in Aussie Open finals

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Novak Djokovic called it the best he has ever played against old foe Roger Federer. Serena Williams was just being her dominant self.The defending champions both made their way back to the Australian Open final, with Djokovic beating Federer 6-1, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 and Williams defeating Agnieszka Radwanska 6-0, 6-4 yesterday.”I’ve had matches where I’ve played similar tennis,” said Djokovic, the top-ranked player in the world. “But I think against Roger, these first two sets have been probably the best two sets I’ve played against him overall throughout my career.”Hours earlier at Rod Laver Arena, Williams advanced to within one win of another Grand Slam milestone. If the six-time Australian Open champion wins tomorrow’s final against seventh-seeded Angelique Kerber, she will equal Steffi Graf’s 22 major singles titles, a record in the Open era and the second-most in history behind Margaret Court’s 24.”I was able to do everything that I needed to do,” Williams said of yesterday’s match. “I was really hitting just all the right shots, making little to no errors, which is kind of hard to play like that.”Djokovic, a five-time champion at the Australian Open, advanced to his sixth final at Melbourne Park.For Federer, the signs were ominous from the beginning. Djokovic held his first service game at love and broke the 17-time Grand Slam champion in the second. After seven minutes, Federer was trailing 3-0.In the first semi-final match, Kerber ended Sydney-born British player Johanna Konta’s surprising run with a 7-5, 6-2 win to reach her first Grand Slam final. Konta was the first British woman since 1983 to reach the semi-finals at a major tournament.last_img read more

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Oracle Flim-Flam Alakazams Missed 3Q Earnings

first_imgMagicians work their performances with a combination of talent, slight-of-hand and a lot of misdirection. On stage, a well-orchestrated misdirect is enough to pull off the best illusions. In the corporate world, it can sometimes work well, too, as Oracle seems to have discovered with their school-yard baiting of IBM – a move that is distracting some away from Oracle’s missed third-quarter earnings.To see the misdirect in action, let’s briefly look at the timeline of events:Mar. 20: On Oracle’s third-quarter call, the company reports a significant earnings miss, which initially drove the company’s stock down 8% in trading. Executives on the call noted a 2% drop in new software sales and Internet-based software subscriptions in the quarter, a problem they attributed to a rapidly expanding salesforce (i.e., blame it on the new sales folk).(See also Oracle’s Big Miss: The End Of An Enterprise Era?)Mar. 26: Oracle announces a new SPARC T5 line of mid-range servers (along with some mainframe M5 boxes), which starts yet-another line of questioning about the viability of using expensive multi-threaded servers in an age where Intel dominates single-threaded commodity servers and ARM-based servers are on the horizon. It’s a familiar question, since some were asking it when Oracle pushed out its T4 line in 2011. But such questions are soon forgotten, because… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Still Mar. 26: During the SPARC announcement, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, well known for his genteel manners and discretion, throws down some smack talk on IBM’s more expensive server line, with the stats to back up their claims, claims such as “[t]he SPARC T5-8 server delivers 1.4 times better performance than the next best single system result, the 32-processor IBM Power 595, at one-fifth the price/performance.” Wait for it… wait… brian proffitt Tags:#IBM#mainframe#Oracle#servers IT + Project Management: A Love Affaircenter_img 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Related Posts Mar. 27: IBM Marketing Manager Steve Sibley chomps at the bait, firing off a response to Business Insider that Oracle’s comparisons are wildly off the mark, since they are comparing brand-new Oracle boxes to IBM setups that are completely different configurations and also three to five years old. Sibley also reminded BI that this isn’t the first time IBM’s had Oracle pull down wild claims in advertising and public statements about the performance of its servers.(Check out Oracle Has Problems Telling The Truth In Its Advertising)Mar. 28: Oracle doesn’t back down, as John Fowler, Oracle’s executive vice president of systems, emails Business Insider: “IBM customers are being wildly over-charged for the performance they’re getting.”Note, please, that in all of this hullaballoo, no one is talking much about Oracle’s missed earnings, and any conversations about Oracle’s hardware are in the context of comparing them to IBM’s older hardware products – right where Oracle wants those conversations to be.“A la peanut butter sandwiches!”, as The Amazing Mumford would say.If this were a one-time thing, it would be merely something of note. But a pattern seems to be forming with Oracle and their product announcements: it’s not enough to just hold up their own hardware and software features, but they habitually have to take pot-shots at anyone else in the space as well. That’s all part of doing business, of course, but Oracle appears to just make things up or cherry pick data to create a scenario that makes them look the best.Sooner or later, though, such tactics may wear thin on potential customers and even existing customers. If you treat marketing as one big magic trick, how long before people start to wonder if what you have to offer is real, or an illusion?last_img read more

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Mayweather-McGregor to be shown live in movie theaters

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Meanwhile, movie theater tickets for the fighting spectacle of the year are being sold at $40 per adult in advance. A complete list of participating theaters can be found at www.FathomEvents.com .Fathom Events and Mayweather Promotions announced the partnership on Tuesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsMayweather is coming out of retirement for a boxing match against a UFC star who has never boxed professionally. View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo UFC president Dana White, center, intervenes as boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor exchange words during a news conference at Staples Center Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight in a boxing match in Las Vegas on Aug. 26. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Movie theaters around the U.S. will show the Aug. 26 fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor.The bout between the undefeated boxer and the Irish UFC champion will cost $99.95 on high-definition pay-per-view TV. Tickets for the fight at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena will range from $500 to $10,000 — and there aren’t many $500 seats.ADVERTISEMENT Warriors’ Draymond Green sued over alleged assault by couple Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homeslast_img read more

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‘Port Elizabeth produced a familiar script of Indian touring ineptitude’

first_imgBALL OF CONTENTION: Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly (right)Karan Johar, get another job. They don’t make Indian mothers from Nirupama Roy – prototypes anymore. The modern variety is like mine, who takes a phone from Port Elizabeth and responds to inquiries about her health with, “I’m okay. How can they,BALL OF CONTENTION: Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly (right)Karan Johar, get another job. They don’t make Indian mothers from Nirupama Roy – prototypes anymore. The modern variety is like mine, who takes a phone from Port Elizabeth and responds to inquiries about her health with, “I’m okay. How can they say Sachin was ball-tampering? Arre, this must be costing you money. Bye.”Of all things that happen on assignment, nothing is worse than being sandbagged by your own mother at 7:30 a.m. Until that moment, Port Elizabeth had produced a familiar script of Indian touring ineptitude. Then Mike Denness decided to drop a grenade in the henhouse.The demands of a weekly mean that gunshot reactions take a back seat to cool analysis. But cool was to be found only in Antarctica, and analysis was overtaken by nationalistic outrage. Rumours flew at the speed of sound. “He did it,” hissed the India camp, as ex-player and pathological India-baiter Pat Symcox walked smugly by, accused of asking TV cameras to zoom to Tendulkar’s hands.Then there were the players: Virender Sehwag looking like he wanted to drown in his shallow bowl of cereal. Tendulkar clattering up a flight of stairs at St George’s Park, replying to questions with a grin and shrug.The moment the BCCI took over, the team exhaled and opinions came in a flood: “Oye, Denness must have been thinking, yaar how come no one is talking about me?”It took two days of talk, oaths of confidentiality, reading of cricket’s codes, and an all-night shift on the computer for four pages on crimes and punishment. Then came the day before the third “Test”, enshrined as Traumatic Thursday.advertisementIt began with an avalanche of threats to withdraw from the tour (BCCI), appeals to stay (UCB) and rumblings of anarchy (ICC). The death sentence came at 7 p.m. local time, 10:30 p.m. India. “It’s cover.” It is INDIA TODAY’S version of the air-raid siren and it means scramble, scramble, scramble.With a few hours to deadline, all you can do is communicate pure panic down the phone and appeal to the kindness of sources. They were merciful. “President Mbeki, he had to step in,” said one at dinner, after his partner had grudgingly passed on his cell phone.It was back to the computer, another night shift and the satisfaction of knowing, so what if you were falling asleep on the keyboard, there were people in India doing the same, waiting for the pearls of wisdom the temperamental laptop was reluctant to produce. No one would ever say to me again: “A cricket tour? My God, aren’t you the lucky one!”last_img read more

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Big Booms in Q4 spending cut into 20152016 surplus

first_imgFor the full year, this final quarter spike in spending brought operating surplus to a 133% high.  The report issued by the Ministry of Finance reveals that despite a surplus of $10.3 million for the final quarter of last fiscal year, it was $12.5 million below government projections due to as many as four requests by the PNP Administration to give more funds to finance additional projects.  The Attorney General’s Chambers was up 46%, by nearly $1.5 million.  The judiciary was also up considerably, as much as 59% and a final spending recorded at over $2.1 million.  Also with big jumps were the Deputy Governor’s office, spending 67% more; Home Affairs was 56% above budget; Ministry of Infrastructure surged by 36%, Health, Agriculture & Human Services increased by 27% and Tourism & Culture spent 59% above what was budgeted. Among them, the controversial, multi-million dollar security bill for the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team.  Police spending, as a result of this, soared by 128% or $3.9 million extra.  Finance was pleased though with the overall performance and said, among other things the intent is to continue to work down public debt and achieve surpluses. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppA last minute burst of spending and extra requests for money in the final quarter of 2015-2016 is what caused the country to come in with a less than forecast surplus; this according to figures published in the unaudited Fourth Quarter Financial Report.  Related Items: Border Control & the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sport & Library Services were each at 11% more; while another big gain was in the area of expenses was the Office of the Premier, up three digits by 138% to come in at $808,000 dollars in the fourth quarter.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Get ready for hurricane season tour leaves TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 28, 2017 – Providenciales – The media in Turks and Caicos was, yesterday, given a tour of the Hurricane Hunter aircraft; property of the US Air Force which is parked at the Providenciales International Airport.    The Turks and Caicos is a part of a hurricane awareness tour through the region and Director of the National Hurricane Center, Dr. Rick Knabb challenged residents when he spoke at a short debrief after the tour.“I encourage everyone to do at least one thing to get ready in advance for the next hurricane, we hope you all have the confidence in all of our partnerships that you see represented here, so that you would listen and heed the warnings when they are issued.”The team was thanked by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government; Governor Dr. John Freeman was particularly fascinated by the entire experience being a former military man himself.    “It’s a real privilege to come along and meet this team this morning, this aircraft which we’ve been looking at is a fantastic contribution to being able to be more predictable about what can happen, but as they were just saying, and most of all I want to thank them actually on all of our  behalf on these islands for they work they do to help us, but they also want us to learn from that, to get ourselves ready.”Three schools and a healthy cadre of government officials including the Governor, the Home Affairs Minister and DDME director was given a working knowledge of the program.    The NOAA, Hurricane Center and Air Force crew spent the night in Provo and left the country today.#MagneticMediaNews#getreadyforhurricaneseasontour#NOAAintheTCI Related Items:#getreadyforhurricaneseasontour, #magneticmedianews, #NOAAintheTCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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For storied civil rights center Highlander Center fire is an echo of

first_imgYonat Shimron YonatShimron Share This! Catholicism Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron In Catholic-owned rooming house in Boston, older tenants face displacement As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.,Future of decades-old CBS religion documentary program in doubt By: Yonat Shimron YonatShimron Share This! Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — The call came in at 6 a.m. last Friday. The main office of the renowned Highlander Research and Education Center was engulfed in flames.Highlander’s co-executive director, Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, sped over to the site, a 106-acre farm, 25 miles east of Knoxville, Tenn., at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.By the time she arrived, the building had collapsed, but firefighters were still putting out the flames.In the days following the blaze, the local sheriff said the fire may have been intentionally set, after a “symbol connected to the white power movement” was found spray-painted in the parking lot. In a sign of growing concerns about such acts, on Thursday (April 4), FBI Director Christopher Wray testified before Congress that white supremacy is a “persistent, pervasive threat” to U.S. security.Henderson took the news in stride.Though she received no warnings that white supremacists might be targeting the center — known for training many of the leaders of the civil rights movement — she knew full well the center’s history.“We’re an 87-year-old organization,” she said. “This isn’t the first storm we’ve weathered.”Rosa Parks, right, attends a desegregation workshop at Highlander. Photo courtesy of Highlander CenterHenderson, the center’s first black female co-director, was back at work this week — in one of the center’s other buildings.Investigators have yet to allow her to sift through the remains to assess what was lost, though most of the center’s archives are safe at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Other historical documents are at the Southern Historical Collection and Southern Folklife Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.But the center’s commitment to a range of issues — immigration, prison reform, the environment, worker rights, racial, gender and sex discrimination — have made it a target for hate groups before.“This isn’t disconnected from a long legacy of the targeting of Southern movement infrastructure,” Henderson said.Indeed, the Highlander Center is inextricable from the history of the South.“All the progressive issues of the nation that often bypass the South were held up like a beacon of light by the Highlander Center,” said William Ferris, professor of history emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Highlander Center co-founder Myles Horton. Photo courtesy of Highlander CenterThe Highlander Center was opened in 1932 during the height of the Great Depression by co-founder Myles Horton, a Tennessee native strongly influenced by theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, with whom he studied at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Niebuhr wrote the initial fundraising letter to establish the school.Horton also may have been influenced by the Social Gospel, the early 20th-century movement that suggested the Christian message could best be realized by living the ethics of Jesus.First called the Highlander Folk School, the center trained union leaders living in Appalachia and the Deep South.Horton believed the answers to society’s problems lay with the experiences of ordinary people, or “folk,” and that they could come together to solve them.“The idea was you could develop grassroots movements from the bottom up by creating central leadership from the bottom,” said Chris Baker, a sociologist who teaches at Walters State Community College in nearby Morristown, Tenn., and has written about Highlander.Later, the center began citizenship schools, training volunteers to teach illiterate farmers and sharecroppers to read so they could vote. (In those days Southern states required voters to prove they could read before they were granted the right to vote.)In the 1950s, the center’s emphasis shifted to civil rights. Luminaries such as Ralph Abernathy, John Lewis, Rosa Parks, Stokley Carmichael and Marion Barry came to Highlander to strategize.The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously attended Highlander’s 25th anniversary in 1957. During his stay, a billboard nearby posted his photo and said he was attending a “Communist training school.”The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., left, and others at Highlander’s 25th anniversary celebrations in 1957. Photo courtesy of Highlander CenterIn 1961 the state of Tennessee revoked the center’s charter and confiscated its land and buildings for holding interracial meetings. It moved from Monteagle in Grundy County to Knoxville.In 1966, the Ku Klux Klan firebombed it.But the center’s commitment to helping develop democratic strategies for social change continued.Highlander worked with coal miners to develop various legislative measures to provide benefits for those with black lung disease, Baker said. It documented absentee ownership in Appalachia. Most recently it has worked with undocumented Hispanics living in Tennessee.“Highlander is a mosaic; it connects to the next thing,” he said.Henderson said the center, which engages with some 6,000 people annually, will continue to do so.Since the fire, she said the center has received “overwhelming messages of love, support, encouragement,” from all over the world.“When you’re in right relationship with people over 87 years, it’s not shocking that people who have felt their lives transformed by being in connection with this sacred space are flanking and supporting and showing up to share their Highlander stories,” she said. “We couldn’t be more grateful and extend that love to them.” Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email center_img Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts News Share This! Share This! 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Warrens On The Rise But Can She Convinc

first_img by NPR News Domenico Montanaro 8.28.19 5:00am Back in April, things looked a little different in the Democratic presidential primary.Elizabeth Warren’s first-quarter fundraising was disappointing; she was eschewing big-money fundraisers, and her campaign was spending a lot — 87 cents of every dollar it was taking in on 160 or so staffers in early states. Setting up a big campaign was starting to look like a high-risk gamble that wasn’t paying off for the Massachusetts senator. She was not polling very well — down around 6%, in fifth place — and struggling to get out of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ shadow, as they competed for the progressive left.But times have changed. Warren is now surging. She has plugged away with plans, retail campaigning (more than 45,000 selfies so far) and two solid debate performances. As a result, she’s raked in $25 million (still without big-money fundraisers), more than doubled her support (polling consistently second or third nationally) and on Sunday, drew her largest crowd of the campaign yet – 15,000 in Seattle.That even got the attention Monday of President Trump. Rising to his focus is perhaps one of the better weather vanes of who’s doing well in the Democratic primary.Surveys in some crucial early states also show Warren within striking distance — second place in Iowa, behind former Vice President Joe Biden and third in New Hampshire. But questions linger about her long-term chances, following Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump in 2016. Voters on the campaign trail continue to say they like Warren, but aren’t sure she can win. It’s something researchers and Democratic strategists think she can get past, and they say her rise might already be proving the naysayers wrong already.”She’s so good at explaining her ideas in a way that makes sense to the audience,” said Karen Finney, a Democratic strategist who worked on the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and Stacey Abrams’ Georgia bid for governor, but is not currently affiliated with any presidential campaign. “And she’s winning people over; the challenge will be all the money that will be spent to make her ideas sound scary.”Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for Women and Politics at Rutgers University, said the questions about Warren’s electability are something of a self-fulfilling prophecy.”In some ways, it seems like it’s a story that is self-perpetuating,” Walsh said. “There are a lot of people who say they’re enthusiastic about her, but afraid others aren’t — and that creates this notion that she or a woman in general won’t become electable.”Explaining Warren’s riseThere’s evidence that Democratic voters are warming up to Warren. The more they see her, the more they seem to like her. Warren has now leapfrogged Biden and Sanders as the candidate with the top net-favorability rating.An average of national polls in the month of August found 68% of Democratic voters said they had a favorable opinion of her, while just 15% had an unfavorable one, for a net difference of 54 points. For Biden, it’s a net of 52 points (73% favorable, 21% unfavorable). Sanders comes in at a net of 51 points (72% favorable, 20 percent unfavorable). Harris is next with a 40-point net rating (60% favorable, 20% unfavorable).What’s more, since May, Warren has gotten more popular while Biden has gotten slightly less popular, and Sanders is about where he’s been. More Democrats have an opinion of Biden and Sanders than they do of Warren, meaning Warren has some room to grow.Democratic polling has also found Warren is Democratic voters’ “magic-wand choice,” according to a survey from Avalanche Strategy. In other words, she may not be leading in the polls, but she’s the one more Democrats want to actually be president if they could pick someone.Biden led in the “horse-race choice” with 29%, Sanders was second with 17%, and Warren was third with 16%. But when it came to asking them who they would make president with a “magic wand,” Biden dropped 10 points to 19%, and Warren jumped 5 points to 21%.The poll was conducted before the first rounds of debates, and Democratic voters gave Warren top marks for her performance in them.The poll, however, also found some doubt among Democratic voters – almost 90% said it was “extremely important” to beat President Trump. But their confidence that a Democrat would win was a different story. Less than a third said they believed the likely Democratic nominee would “certainly” win. Republicans, on the other hand, were far more locked in believing President Trump will win reelection – 61% said Trump would “certainly” win.What explains this gap? Largely gender.The poll asked respondents what their “magic wand” candidate could do to make them more electable. The researchers “looked specifically for mentions of many qualities frequently discussed as potentially driving electability including ideology, age, race, sexual orientation, and gender. … Gender is mentioned the most of any factor.” And get this: “Among the respondents who mention gender, 69% are female.”Some of the respondents said things like:”I’m not sure a woman can beat Trump. Honestly the misogyny and racism in this country right now is heartbreaking. I hope one day she’s president though. She is amazing,” said a 39-year-old female from Kentucky.”I don’t know, I don’t think men will vote for her or any woman,” said a 75-year-old female from North Carolina.Part of Warren’s challenge — and opportunity — is to convince women that she is electable. Women have been a driving force behind the “resistance” to President Trump, they were the fuel to taking back the House in the 2018 midterm elections, and they make up a strong majority of Democratic voters. In the 2016 primary, for example, women made up 58% of Democratic primary voters and caucusgoers, according to exit polls.It’s a similar potential path for President Obama’s victory over Clinton in the 2008 primary. Key to his win was convincing African Americans that white voters would back him. After winning the Iowa caucuses, which were more than 90% white, Obama took off with black voters, leading to his crucial victory in South Carolina.Michiah Prull, CEO of Avalanche Strategy and the former field director of Barack Obama’s Florida campaign in 2012, points out that Warren seems to be starting to convince Democrats that she can win.”Her rise is very likely due to an increased belief that she is viable,” Prull said. “It really is that perception of other people’s perception. It’s a concern that other people would not support a female candidate. If we see Warren really rising, that likely indicates a shift in how people are perceiving how electable she is.”The Hillary Clinton factorA lot of the trepidation about whether Warren can win stems from the results of the 2016 election, where Hillary Clinton lost to President Trump, despite winning 3 million more votes. That’s something, Walsh said, is short-sighted.”It’s this idea that women are risky because one woman lost her election for president of the United States,” Walsh said, “and yet we’re looking back at an election like 2018, where Democrats did pretty well by having women candidates. They had a pretty good return on investment — women were responsible for flipping the house from red to blue.”Finney also points out that Clinton’s run, as the first woman to be a major-party nominee, may have actually helped lay the groundwork that would help a woman win the White House in the future. “There’s something different about being the second, not the first,” Finney said. “As the first to run and win the nomination, Hillary bore a lot of the brunt of and showed it was possible.”Walsh agrees, noting, that if Warren were to win the nomination, she would “have the benefit of having a woman run before. Hillary Clinton did not.”But, above all, Warren just isn’t Clinton. “At the beginning,” Walsh said of Warren, “there was this narrative of her being ‘school marm,’ and that’s faded, because she comes bounding out, in this just enthusiastic, whatever-your-problem-I’ve-got-a-plan-for-that way. Enthusiasm exudes from her.”Clinton, on the other hand, “had built more of a protective barrier between herself and the public — and some of that is totally understandable,” Walsh noted, given attacks over decades from the right. But “there was a cautiousness about her that you don’t necessarily feel with Elizabeth Warren.”There are still lots of questions about Warren’s candidacy – in particular, how will she handle the inevitable scrutiny – from all sides — that comes with a rise in the polls? But Walsh thinks Democrats should focus on different “e” word over electability – enthusiasm.”There is this panic mode on the Democratic side to do whatever it takes to win the election,” she said. “But I don’t know if at the end of the day, someone lukewarm does it and gets someone to turn out at the polls.”Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR. Sean Rayford Warren’s On The Rise, But Can She Convince Democrats… last_img read more

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