Hillary Clinton making it clear that she won't be clear
Hillary Clinton has the big machine behind her, the Clinton machine. Yet she seems to have the ability to ensure there will be enough quotable quotes to sink her candidacy even before the general election.
CNN showed two clips of Hillary Clinton. They were within two and a half months of each other. On July 3rd in Hanover, New Hampshire she said, "I take a backseat to no one when you look at my record and standing up for progressive values." On September 9th in Columbus Ohio she said, "You know, I get accused of being kind of moderate and center. I please guilty."
Run the above clip in every primary in every state and it will be interpreted as Hillary Clinton simply regressing to the Bill Clinton Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) era. Democrats understand that that rightward move consolidated President Reagan's continued destruction of the middle-class.
This is not the only time where Hillary Clinton has pretty much indicated where she really is on the political spectrum. This excellent piece by former MSNBC journalist Krystal Ball laid it out pretty well.
Within the Democratic Party, only Bernie Sanders so far is electrifying a base that sat out of the last several election cycles. Passion wins elections. Democratic passion given the realities of what many see as politicians not addressing their real concerns is not very high. There is a 52/67 gap between Democrats and Republicans. Before a coronation of the boring and more of the same, it may be wise for the party bosses to consider that.
Republicans may vote against their own interests. That is bad. However they feel empowered that they have elected those they perceive to want. Democrats have a bigger problem. Enough do not vote. They cede democracy to those who care nothing about their wants, needs, or desires.