Elizabeth Warren is a fresh face in Presidential space. And a nation weary of the Clinton Royalty (Mama, Papa, Baby, Grandbaby Bears) is willing to get energized about a possible Warren run.
The forces behind let's-think-beyond-Hillary are effective in planting the seeds of this developing story. Or at least we can credit them with that, whether they are reponsible or not for the return of Monica Lewinsky. This time she seems more credible. In addition, there is the meme that Hillary is too bullish on Wall Street. One big bit of fatigue is the unacceptability of large income inequality.
If we don't embrace Warren, then we will another non-royal politico. That's why on the conservative side, Jeb Bush likely won't make it too far. Chris Christie, a self-made man, could have a shot. Ebola's arrival on the East Coast has raised his national profile. If he makes smart moves in that crisis, he might well be the next president with a distinct regional accent. Remember when Jimmy Carter's Southern drawl fascinated us?