Charlotte, N.C. • The godmother of President Barack Obama's "you didn't build that" gaffe on Wednesday tried to rehabilitate the populist argument for the role of government.
Elizabeth Warren, challenging Republican Scott Brown for a U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts, argued at the Democratic National Convention that government fosters private sector success and promised Obama would invest in infrastructure, education and health care for the vulnerable.
"That's how we build the economy of the future. An economy with more jobs and less debt. We root it in fairness. We grow it with opportunity. And we build it together," Warren told a revved up crowd in a speech that teed up the headliner for the night, former President Bill Clinton.