Elizabeth Warren looks like she plans to enter the 2020 presidential nomination contest.
Why on the final day of 2018?
A source close to Warren has said the timing of Monday's announcement -- on New Year's Eve, when most people aren't plugged into the news -- had more to do with a need to "build an apparatus" by "identifying and hiring staff" than influencing other contenders' plans.
But some Democratic operatives are skeptical, and one fundraiser suggested the Warren team might be hoping that a hefty day-one haul, made public in early 2019, could cause potential rivals to reconsider their options.
"It's a gamble that folks will give a ton of small money today," the Democrat said.
Squaw needs wampum, I guess.