January 29, 2015

THEY'RE THE PARTY OF WASHINGTON, NYC & LA:

The Democratic Bench Is Shockingly Weak (JAY COST, 1/29/15, Weekly 

This item from Mike Allen is simply gobstopping:

Hillary Clinton, expecting no major challenge for the Democratic nomination, is strongly considering delaying the formal launch of her presidential campaign until July, three months later than originally planned, top Dems tell Playbook. The delay until summer, from the original April target, would give her more time to develop her message, policy and organization, outside the chaos and spotlight of a public campaign.

Let's think about this. Hillary Clinton is expecting no competition for the Democratic nomination. When, in the era of primaries, has this ever happened?

The answer is: never. It has never happened. It is unprecedented.

This hardly suggests Hillary Clinton is an overawing candidate. She has strengths, no doubt, but she was beatable eight years ago by an upstart rookie senator from Illinois. She's beatable today.

What it really suggests is: the Democratic bench is now so thin that the party cannot even give its voters a real choice. 

Americans are governed by Republicans.

Posted by at January 29, 2015 5:38 PM
  

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