Per NBC News, Sept. 7, 2019...

WASHINGTON — Elizabeth Warren's team doesn't want to talk about Hillary Clinton, but that doesn't mean the 2020 presidential candidate isn't talking with her party's 2016 nominee. The two women have kept a line of communication open since the Massachusetts senator decided to run for president — though only a conversation around the time of Warren's launch has been previously reported — according to several people familiar with their discussions who spoke to NBC on the condition of anonymity because of the political sensitivity of private interactions.

It’s hard to know exactly how many times they’ve reached out to each other — or precisely what they’ve discussed — in part because neither camp wants to reveal much of anything about their interaction and in part because they have each other's phone numbers, and there are many ways for two high-powered politicians to communicate that don’t involve their staffs. One source was aware of just one additional call between Warren and Clinton since then. But a person who is close to Clinton said the contact has been substantial enough to merit attention, describing a conversation between the two as seemingly recent because it was "front of mind" for her. 

Clinton is a fraught subject for the Democratic contenders — perhaps for none so much as Warren, who, in the shadow of Clinton's defeat, is seeking to become the second woman to win the party's nod and the first woman elected president.As she seeks to blend her movement-based progressive campaign with a Democratic establishment long wary of her populist brand of politics, Warren has been maintaining and creating relationships with a wide array of Democratic establishment figures. And if the race for nomination goes long — as many Democrats now predict — Clinton could become pivotal as an ally, an adversary or a neutral observer.

More immediately, Warren would no doubt like to win over support from Clinton voters, particularly women — and women of color — as she battles Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, former Vice President Joe Biden and the rest of a field that trails the top-tier triumvirate. But Warren has made little effort to publicly highlight ties to Clinton, who is perceived by many on the left as too centrist and who was defeated in an election Clinton and her allies believe was heavily colored by President Donald Trump waging a misogynistic campaign. To the extent that Democratic primary voters fear a repeat scenario in 2020 — and to the extent that she's competing with Sanders for the votes of progressives — there may be good reason for Warren to keep her distance from Clinton publicly.

At the same time, people who know and like both women say there are more similarities between them than some of their partisans would like to admit. Each is a policy powerhouse with an uncommon command of details, and possess the ability to master new material quickly with a deep intellectual curiosity. Like Clinton, Warren focused the early part of her campaign on developing a raft of policy proposals and rolling them out. More important, an explicit or implicit blessing from Clinton could help Warren if she finds herself battling for delegates and superdelegates at a contested Democratic convention next summer. "Hillary Clinton would absolutely have influence over a number of delegates to this convention," said Deb Kozikowski, the vice chair of the Massachusetts Democratic Party.

Warren aides declined to discuss the relationship between the two women, the dates or content of their conversations, or the campaign's strategic thinking about whether to show proximity to, or distance from, Clinton. Clinton's spokesman did not return a call or a text message from NBC before publication.

So yeah...I'm thinking this could end up as a Clinton / Warren ticket. Hillary is nominated at the convention, and initially she pretends to be reluctant so that it doesn't look as if she was lying about not running again. She'll finally shrug her shoulders and say that she wasn't planning on it, but due to circumstances beyond her control she has little choice but to jump in and "save the party". BUT, Hillary will say there's just one condition....she'll only do it if her old friend Liz will sign on as VP, implying that Pocahontas ran a good campaign and deserves to be rewarded in some way. After all, being VP sets you up pretty good for being prez down the road.

This would be pretty clever on Hillary's part...essentially letting Warren do all the heavy lifting all those months on the campaign trail and then hijacking the train. Warren's supporters would be a bit miffed, but ya gotta remember that most of them voted for Hillary, and with Liz as VP they'd get over it pretty quickly. In essense, it would almost be like Liz was Hillary's proxy right up until the convention...Hillary doesn't have to spend a billion dollars and 18 months on the campaign trail, and she conserves what precious little energy she has for that last sprint to the finish line.

Frankly, this scenario worries me a bit. Ya gotta figure there's still the 60 million plus Hillary voters from 2016, a shitload more illegal aliens who will figure out some way to vote, and something that really concerns me...the kids.  Every year, 4 million kids in America turn 18, that's 16 million more potential Democratic voters than last time. Granted, a lot of these idiot kids won't bother to vote, but if even a couple of million of them do it could make the difference. The ones who DO vote sure as fuck won't be voting for Trump, nor will those illegal aliens.

I don't think 2020 is gonna be as "slam dunk" for the Trumpster as a lot of us would like to think.

There's the other possibility...that Hillary is vying for the VP spot with Warren, but I think that's far less likely. Hillary wants to be Queen, not runner-up...she will be satified with nothing short of the top-billing. And I don't think Warren is crazy enough to have a murderous psychopath only a heartbeat away from the Oval would only be a matter of time before she was found hanging in the Lincoln Bedroom or died in a mysterious Air Force One crash.

This "collusion" between Hillary and Warren  is all about Hillary's obsession to become president, I have no doubt whatsoever. Getting beat out by Obama in '08 was devastating to the old bitch, but her loss to Trump must have driven her to the point of madness. Revenge for that humilitating defeat must be the first thing she thinks about when she wakes up in the morning, and probably the last thing she thinks about before passing out at night with the glass of Grey Goose in her hand. Short of someone driving a stake through her evil, black heart, she's gonna try again.