opinion | Joan Vennochi
Elizabeth Warren fights the ‘out of touch’ charge
In Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren is fighting the “out of touch” charge. For nearly two weeks, Warren struggled to shift the spotlight from her faint Cherokee bloodlines to the voting record of her Republican rival, Senator Scott Brown. As the “Roots” story dragged on, it helped Brown flesh out the negative picture he hopes to draw: Warren, the liberal elitist, whose self-listing as a minority lawyer turns her into an object of white, middle class contempt.