Anti-war protesters: just what Hillary needs?

Hillary Clinton delivered a speech on Saturday at Brown University (my alma mater), where she was shouted at by anti-war protestors. In her speech she criticized the Bush administration in terms that a mainstream Democratic audience would warm to. Which makes me wonder. If Hillary could get anti-war protesters at more of her events, she ...

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Hillary Clinton delivered a speech on Saturday at Brown University (my alma mater), where she was shouted at by anti-war protestors. In her speech she criticized the Bush administration in terms that a mainstream Democratic audience would warm to.

Which makes me wonder. If Hillary could get anti-war protesters at more of her events, she might benefit. Because, if she's getting the extreme left yelling at her, and then goes out and talks about all the things that Bush is doing wrong, she probably ends up looking more sensible and moderate to folks that think she's too liberal for them.

Just a thought. Maybe it works the other way around, where people start thinking, "Well if the right and left are both after her then there must be something wrong."

Hillary Clinton delivered a speech on Saturday at Brown University (my alma mater), where she was shouted at by anti-war protestors. In her speech she criticized the Bush administration in terms that a mainstream Democratic audience would warm to.

Which makes me wonder. If Hillary could get anti-war protesters at more of her events, she might benefit. Because, if she’s getting the extreme left yelling at her, and then goes out and talks about all the things that Bush is doing wrong, she probably ends up looking more sensible and moderate to folks that think she’s too liberal for them.

Just a thought. Maybe it works the other way around, where people start thinking, “Well if the right and left are both after her then there must be something wrong.”

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