One day after rallying with Governor Deval Patrick, Elizabeth Warren was joined by the other leading Democrat in Massachusetts – U.S. Senator John Kerry.

Senator Kerry charmed a crowd of 300 supporters at a school auditorium in Braintree.  He made fun of his role  playing Mitt Romney in President Obama’s debate preparation, saying,  “I can’t tell you how happy I am the debates are over, everybody.  I gotta tell you.  I spent months having to be Mitt Romney.  It was a huge honor.  I was chosen from binders of Senators.” 

Kerry spent most of his speech talking about the presidential race.  He didn’t talk about Massachusetts, or Republican Senator Scott Brown much at all.  But this was by design.  “We’re here to have a rally for Elizabeth Warren," Kerry told the crowd. "And you’re saying to me,  ‘Kerry’s just talking about Obama.  What’s that all about?’  Well I’ll tell you what it’s all about.  We can decide who can control the United States Senate.  This race is about that.”

This has become the mantra of the Warren campaign in the final days.  That the fate of the Congress, of Obamacare, of Medicare, of women and the middle class, are all riding on an Elizabeth Warren victory against Scott Brown.  “Massachusetts could be the difference between who helps president Obama set the agenda, or god forbid who helps stop the agenda if the other guy were to win.” 

In her speech, Warren hammered Brown for holding tax cuts for the middle class hostage to tax breaks for the wealthiest American, saying,  “Scott brown has made clear: he stands with the millionaires and the billionaires and the big oil companies.  Me, I don’t want to go to Washington to work for those guys.  They’re doing fine!  I want to go to fight for working families!”

The message had its intended effect on the crowd.  They surged out of the auditorium looking ready to go into battle  – for Elizabeth Warren and the fate of the country.