You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Letters

Letters | warren and the democrats

With initial glow dimmed, candidate must show she has what it takes

RE “Democratic jitters in Senate race: Brown’s resurgence in polls has shaken some of party’s confidence in Warren’’ (Metro, March 6): Elizabeth Warren’s main tie to Massachusetts is that she has collected a paycheck from one of our most prestigious universities. She would not be running for Senate except for two things: She was blocked from taking the Obama administration job, running the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau she developed; and the national Democratic Party thought the field that our local Democrats were putting forth was too pathetic to have a chance against Republican Senator Scott Brown.

So they told everybody else to step aside, which any Democrat with thoughts of a future political career did.

Continue reading below

Of course Warren would initially have a good showing in the polls - the state is heavily Democratic, and even most of the so-called unregistered voters vote Democrat most of the time.

But eventually she’ll have to close the sale - something Brown has shown he is very good at.

The verdict on Warren is still out.

Art Cabral

West Bridgewater

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week