Yesterday on MSNBC’s “Up With Steve Kornacki,” I discussed my recent POLITICO Magazine analysis “What If Hillary Bows Out?” Of course, the former Secretary is highly likely to run, recent flaps notwithstanding. But exploring the matter is a way to assess the underlying health of the party.
One conclusion I draw that probably would not be quickly agreed upon by other progressives is that Sen. Elizabeth Warren wouldn’t have an easy path to the nomination even if Clinton were not in the race … though the rest of the MSNBC panel didn’t challenge me on that point. In my view, she would have a relatively hard time with fundraising from big money donors because of her uncompromising nature, while challengers with a more flexible posture could co-opt much of her rhetoric and sooth donor nerves.
But please watch the segment and share your thoughts.