The Corner

On Hillary’s Centrism

I’d just like to lay down a marker about Mrs. Clinton, Centrist.

I’m not so convinced. Until Clinton decided to run for President, i.e. the day after she was elected Senator from New York, she has established a good centrist record. But prior to that, there was very little evidence she is a centrist and a great deal of evidence that she isn’t. It’s important to judge people by their actions, so judging solely from the evidence we can only be agnostic about whether her centrism is heartfelt or simply tactical. Indeed, this was very much an open question in the liberal press during the early chapters of the Democratic primary when Mrs. Clinton seemed like a sure thing.   I’m open-minded about the possibility her move to the right (i.e. toward the center) has been sincere. But I’m also very open-minded to the possibility that she will one day move back to the historical norm. Only time will tell.

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