Carol Platt Liebau: Hillary and the Left

Friday, January 20, 2006

Hillary and the Left

Read this piece by Molly Ivins. I find her writing somewhat crass and inelegant, but this column explains why Hillary Clinton might have felt the need to shore up her base among African-Americans by making the "plantation" remark earlier in the week. That's because, in her race to the middle, she's losing the educated left-wing white feminist vote, represented by women like (you guessed it!) Molly Ivins.

Ivins also provides a perfect picture of the thinking that will drive Democrats off the left-hand cliff. I'm not sure what polling she's looking at -- but Republicans should be so lucky as to be able to face a candidate running on the Ivins agenda. Well, a girl can hope . . .


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