January 20, 2014


Race to Define Clinton's Legacy

Hillary Clinton "is rushing to finish a memoir of her time as secretary of state, something friends see as an urgent mission to frame a key part of her legacy as she readies for a possible presidential campaign," the Washington Post reports.

"But her Republican critics are racing to define Clinton's record first -- preparing a massive opposition-research effort designed to challenge her recounting of events and undermine the book's credibility."

"The war over Clinton's tenure as the nation's top diplomat will play out in coming months as a proxy skirmish for a potential 2016 campaign. For Clinton, the political imperative is clear: to lay claim to key accomplishments in foreign policy and short-circuit persistent attacks on her judgment from the right."










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