Early in the first Democratic presidential #debate, moderator #Anderson Cooper pressed #Hillary Clinton on her political leanings. He noted that while she had told a New Hampshire audience she’d “take a back seat to no one when it comes to #progressive values,” at an Ohio stop she acknowledged &8220;being kind of #moderate and center.&8221;
After some babbling from Clinton, Cooper asked again, &8220;Just for the record, are you a progressive, or are you a moderate?&8221;
Clinton was obviously impressed by her own answer, because her campaign is now giving away bumper stickers reprinting her big applause line.
OK, so Clinton has driven a stake through the old Hillary Clinton who voted for the Iraq War and argued that the marriage of a man and a woman was &8220;one of the founding, foundational institutions of history and humanity and civilization.&8221; But she also #gets things done, although no one can seem to name any of them. (Clinton herself cited her work onreforming foster care and adoption andthe Children&8217;s Health Insurance Program.)
The implication, obviously, is that socialist opponent #Bernie Sanders is anidealistwho just can&8217;t make things happen in the real world of politics. Right?