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Annoying Politicians, Take 999,999

Politicians can be very annoying. Hillary Clinton is no exception.

The Boston Globe reports the latest from Clinton at a conference in Boston:

Clinton, widely discussed as a presidential front-runner in 2016, repeatedly decried what she portrayed as ideological extremism in Washington, invoking the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and her husband, Bill Clinton, as eras of bipartisan accommodation.

“American voters should make it very clear that we will not vote for someone who says proudly he or she will go to Washington and never compromise,” Clinton said.

Pre-election talking points are such a yawn fest, aren't they? Sure, Hillary, you're all about compromise. Sure, you hate extremism. Sure, a Hillary administration would prioritize bringing the Left and Right together.

Why do they think everyone's dumb?

And there's more:

But Clinton also repeatedly jabbed at populist themes that another frequently mentioned potential presidential candidate, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, often voices in her own speeches. Warren has repeatedly said that she is not running for president.

“We have the feeling growing in our country that the deck is stacked against the middle class, and those fighting to get into the middle class,” Clinton said, adding that the country is hobbled by “rising inequality, growth that hasn’t really picked up yet, and the feeling that many Americans now have that somehow the system seems rigged against them.”

If Warren were to run, it would create a big mess for Hillary, regardless of how many primary votes Warren would snatch. Warren is the ideological ally of the far left. In fact, my far-left friends have been excited about a potential Warren run for well over a year. Guess which politician they all despise? Yeah, that would be Hillary.

A Warren run would highlight Hillary's Wall Street ties, her out-of-touch D.C. delivery, and her lack of populist appeal. Barack Obama already did that once, remember?

If Hillary runs, she'll have to figure out how to convince the hard Left, pro-Occupy Wall Street, pro-redistribution of wealth crowd that she's on their side while simultaneously convincing centrists throughout the country that she's a great compromiser who can get things done. A Warren run would only make that harder.

P.S.--Republicans with populist appeal who can talk opportunity while connecting with voters on a policy and delivery basis, now's your time to shine.

Jedediah Bila is co-host of "Outnumbered" on Fox News at 12pm ET. She is an author, columnist, and Fox News Contributor. Follow Jedediah on Twitter @JedediahBila.


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