The movement to push Warren toward the presidential race is spearheaded by organizations like MoveOn.org, which earnestly believes that most voters want more of President Obama's agenda: blame American engagement abroad, racism and sexism, and the wealthy for all the problems of humanity.
No matter that after six years of his misplaced idealism, ISIS holds American hostages, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un is Hollywood's new censor, Al Sharpton and Attorney General Eric Holder have whipped up lethal mob hysteria about police, and nearly one in six men between the ages of 25 and 54 remain jobless and without hope.
Americans are angry. But while they may drub Obama in the polls, the strongest presidential candidate remains Hillary Clinton. And she is now salting her campaign speeches with populist rhetoric in deference to Warren's appeal.
And Republicans don't have an attractive response to Warren or Clinton.
Republicans have been slow to learn that the hard left's prescriptions may be wrong, but their sense of what angers Americans is spot on.
New technologies have made the world more difficult for American foreign policy to manage. Cell phones permit revolutionaries to organize, as they did in Egypt, under the noses of national leaders, and cheap software permits North Korean hackers to dictate policy to Sony (SNE) and snatch ordinary folks' most private information.
Unless Americans are willing to use force -- for example by shutting down North Korea's power grid -- they are going to have to accept a lot of grief from dictators likes Kim.
Sen. John McCain is correct that cyber attacks are a new form of warfare. But Americans are simply not willing to bloody many noses. Democrats like Sen. Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton will play on that in 2016.