Early last month I wrote a diary in response to Kossacks wanting HRC to comment on the issues of the moment. In the diary I wrote:
From now until say the middle of next year, she will be very selective and only comment on issues where there is consensus or low hanging fruit such abortion and minimum wage.Well here you go: http://www.politico.com/...
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made clear she supports President Barack Obama’s call to allow the current negotiations over ending Iran’s nuclear development and that new sanctions being debated by Congress should be shelved while those talks take place, according to a late-January letter she wrote obtained by POLITICO.Her "campaign" is handling the pre-campaign beautifully. There was no advantage in coming out when the issue was unsettled. For the next 18 months, this will be her strategy. For those who think she didn't learn from 2008, think again. Behind the scenes. they are quietly sucking the air out of the room that would allow another BHO to sneak in on her left flank.
Clinton made her views clear in a Jan. 26 missive sent to her former Senate colleague, Democrat Carl Levin of Michigan. It’s the first time that Clinton’s perspective on the current discussions have been laid out in detail.
Levin wrote to Clinton 10 days earlier, asking for her guidance as former Secretary of State on what effect new sanctions would have on the efforts to reach a comprehensive deal with Tehran.
“I share the opinion of you and many of your colleagues that these sanctions and the carefully constructed global consensus behind them are responsible for driving Tehran to the negotiating table. It was because sactions worked that we are starting implementation of the Joint Plan of Action, an important step – though still only a first step – toward a comprehensive solution,” Clinton wrote in the letter.
Since 1992, the Prez campaign cycle has begun earlier each time. We are in the midst of it whether we like it or not. Keep an eye on her West Coast swing in April.
As I said yesterday, you have to be impressed with how Clintonland is learning from 08.