In November, Hendrik Hertzberg wrote in The New Yorker that, as far as the 2016 presidential race is concerned, “Hillary Clinton’s prominence points up the remarkable shallowness of the Democratic bench.” Hertzberg has a strong point. The Democratic Party is dominated by a woman who has been on the national stage for over two decades. The former FLOTUS, New York senator, and Secretary of State enjoys astronomically high poll numbers in her party, not because of her extensive experience in Washington, but in spite of it. The irony here is that the only viable challenger up to this point for the nomination of the Democratic Party, the same party that nominated the ultimate outsider in 2008, is Joe Biden, the insider’s insider. It would seem that there is a need for a progressive, populist candidate in the Democratic presidential primary in order to challenge the insiders; otherwise, the party may suffer from political buyer’s remorse. Enter Elizabeth Warren.