Will Triangulation Work for Hillary?

Daniel Drezner observes that “the nascent Clinton campaign is going to borrow from the 1990s campaign playbook and try triangulation as a campaign strategy. Foreign policy is definitely an arena where Clinton can easily sound more hawkish than the Obama administration but less hawkish than the entire GOP field.”

“Furthermore, as the Obama administration tacks leftward on various issues — Isareal, net neutrality, inequality — it makes it easier for Clinton to do this. All she has to do is stand still on her policy positions and act like a moderate. The more centrist she seems compared to Obama, the better for her campaign. And because for one reason or another there’s no serious primary challenger in the Democratic camp, Clinton does not need to engage in the conservative policy outbidding that’s currently taking place on the GOP side of the ledger.”

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