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Clinton in Purgatory


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Jul 19, 2012
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She leads a coalition that loves her little.

Hillary Clinton is the standard-bearer of a party coalition explicitly constructed to deny her access to the office she now seeks as its leader. She has become the face of the very amalgamation of groups that eight years ago handed her the worst defeat of her career. At the same time, a significant portion of her former support has forsaken her party and turned against her personally with bristling hostility. What are we to make of this peculiar arrangement, and how will it shape Clinton’s agenda should she attain the White House?

Minority and leftist voters have come back to Clinton while former supporters among white blue collar workers now hate her with the intensity of a thousand suns. Her coalition is now based mainly in identity politics and culture and those whose concerns are in labor and capital hate her. She returns the favor. In some ways the disaffection of the Democratic coalition for Clinton mirrors the problems many Republicans have with Trump.

Read more at: https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2016-08-01-0100/hillary-clinton-polls-rating-little-love
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