Headline on article about the politics of Hillary Clinton:
Clinton copies Warren to fend off challenges from Left
To “fend off”? Why not do it because Warren is right? Or not do it if you don’t think she is right?
I know, that sounds dewy-eyed naïve, but really, if politicians do things solely for tactical reasons, what reason do we have to think they will go on doing said things once they’re elected?
The body of the article:
Hillary Clinton has copied the populist, anti-corporate rhetoric of Sen. Elizabeth Warren partly in the hopes of keeping the Massachusetts Democrat, or any other liberal challenger, out of the 2016 presidential race, some liberal activists say.
There again. If that’s what she’s doing and why, then clearly it becomes all the more urgent to propel Warren to the nomination.
Not that I actually want to spend time thinking about an election that’s more than two fucking years in the future.