Her presence lingered on the stage of the Fox Theatre -- so much that former vice-president Joe Biden was asked to respond to her declaration the night before that "spinelessness" would not solve the nation's big problems.
"I don't understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the United States just to talk about what we really can't do and shouldn't fight for," said Warren, a Massachusetts senator, decrying Democratic "spinelessness."
While the Prime Minister and his team have long suggested that taking U-turns is a hallmark of great leadership, apparently demonstrating a capacity to change course as and when circumstances evolve, it increasingly seems that the government's flexibility is derived from its complete and utter spinelessness.
In a craven show of spinelessness, Malacantildeang even thanked China for putting up the alleged rescue center whose obvious use is, aside from looking after its People's Liberation Army personnel in the vicinity, to dramatize Chinese physical presence in contested areas.
Tony rightly condemns the spinelessness of Labour councillors up and down the country who are rubberstamping Tory Government cuts, and inflicting council tax rises on working-class people who can least afford them.