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Hillary Clinton in Columbus, OH:
Hillary Clinton confessed Thursday to something liberals have long suspected: being a moderate Democrat. "You know, I get accused of being kind of moderate and center," Clinton told the audience at a Women for Hillary event in Ohio. "I plead guilty." The line is new for Clinton, who spent a large portion of her early campaign casting herself as a liberal fighter who has been progressive for her entire life. To many on the left, those lines never really rang true. "I take a backseat to no one," Clinton told a New Hampshire audience in July, "When you look at my record in standing up and fighting for progressive values."
Bernie Sanders on Wolf Blitzer:
BLITZER: [Clinton] is in Ohio today. In Columbus. And she painted herself as a moderate. And she said "I plead guilty" to being a moderate. Do you plead guilty to being a moderate? SANDERS: No. I am somebody who for the last 30 years has stood up and fought for working families. I have taken on virtually every special interest in the country from Wall Street to the drug companies. I am a proud progressive.
I will vote for Hillary Clinton in the general election if she is the nominee. But the contrast presented here is one of the primary reasons I am supporting Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary.