Hillary Clinton's Message
Some interesting back and forth about Hillary Clinton’s campaign message and gender. To me, what makes Hillary’s campaign so appealing to many Democratic primary voters is its simplicty: vote for me and get years 9–12 of the Clinton administration. That’s it in a nutshell. Remember competent government, peace and prosperity? I don’t find the message particularly compelling because 1) I thought the first go-around of Clintonism sucked in many ways 2) I think the country is ready for a more robustly social-democratic, internationally liberal agenda now than it was in 1992 (thanks in part to Bill Clinton) and 3) I don’t think it’s possible to toss out the last eight years as if they were a nightmarish interegnum, which is, I think, part of what Hillary Clinton is selling.