Elizabeth Warren sought to put U.S. Sen. Scott Brown on defense yesterday, attempting to tie him to former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney and the Republican presidential nominee's conservative values at a progressive rally where she was warmly welcomed.
"Now if you have any doubt about where the Romney-Brown Republicans stand just consider this: the Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, has said he would repeal all financial reform," she said. "The Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, said corporations are people. No Mitt, corporations are not people. ... Learn the difference."
She added: "We don't run this country for corporations, we run it for people."
Warren's assault against Romney -- who shares a chief strategist with Brown -- signaled that Warren was back on offense and targeting bigger game.
She received a standing ovation from the left-leaning crowd and spoke with a scratchy voice which she attributed to "parities."
Warren spoke at a noontime panel sponsored by Netroots Nation regarding the so-called Republican war on women. Netroots Nation is a gathering of progressive political activists and bloggers that meets annually.
The friendly territory also allowed Warren to rally her troops, telling them the recent issues with her purported Native American heritage won't keep her down.
"Let me be clear, I am not backing down. ... I need the people of Netroots Nation. I'm counting on you for your help," she said.
But she did not escape unscathed. A woman approached her after her speech and yelled, "Do you consider yourself a role model for minorities?"
Warren did not answer.
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