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Elizabeth Warren's Unhelpful Convention Rumor

Great expectations are not always great for candidates.

Elizabeth Warren nabbed a plum speaking spot at the Democratic National Convention -- a primetime slot right before Bill Clinton on Wednesday, September 5.

But she didn't get the keynote address -- a fact that made it into the Boston's Globe's headline and was touted in a press release sent out by Republican Sen. Scott Brown's campaign.

The Globe's headline: "Elizabeth Warren to speak before Bill Clinton at Democratic convention, but will not deliver keynote."

Why the focus on what she didn't get, despite the candidate getting a coveted prime-time role? Rumors that she would make the keynote speech went around, leading to heightened expectations. The keynote is given Tuesday night, and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro was tapped for it.

Brown's campaign connected Warren "getting bumped" to her comments last year that they have been linking to President Obama's "you didn't build that" comment.

"Professor Warren's radical, anti-free enterprise rhetoric is so far out of the mainstream even within her own political party that she got downgraded from her speaking role at the Democratic Convention," said Brown communications director Colin Reed.

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