Carol Platt Liebau: No Point to Hillary's Triangulation?

Thursday, December 15, 2005

No Point to Hillary's Triangulation?

Deborah Orin argues today that Hillary Clinton's strategy of "triangulation," borrowed from her husband, isn't working for her in a polarized, post-9/11 political world.

That's a problem for Hillary. Ironically, she's always been seen as being more of a "conviction politician" than her husband -- but her convictions have come across as scarily left wing (socializing 1/7 of the U.S. economy?!). Having convictions is of no help if they're out of the mainstream, and shared by leftist moonbats that frighten the rest of the country.

Hence the efforts to triangulate. The only difficulty with this strategy is that it suggests to Hillary's friends on the left that she's a power-hungry hypocrite. And those on the right don't need any convincing.

As Tom Bevan points out today, Hillary Clinton may be a victim of her own ambition.


Blogger Bachbone said...

Well, Hillary may be one of the few left who is not the victim of her ambitions.

11:30 AM  
Blogger eLarson said...

Sounds like Hil' must have gotten the old gang back together. Their playbook is stuck in 1992, though.

Her best hope would be for a Perot-like figure to run as a third party candidate.

1:33 PM  

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