On Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer scoffed at the possibility any of the current challengers to Hillary Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nomination, including former Gov. Lincoln Chafee (D-RI), who touted the Metric system in his campaign launch, as being a serious threat for the nomination.
However, Krauthammer did note the Clinton camp’s shift to the left on some policy issues shows she sees her scandal-plagued candidacy as problematic.
“[L]ook, when Hillary has only three challengers and he’s one of them, you know that this nomination race is a farce. She has the nomination, barring an act of God, and unless Senator Warren steps in from Massachusetts, which she is unlikely to do, she has no reason to do, it’s over. But what’s interesting about it is, nonetheless, she feels so weakened and threatened by the email scandal, the foundation scandal, she’s running hard left. We talked about that the other night. She really thinks she has to sew up the nomination by changing her position and becoming essentially a mirror image of Elizabeth Warren and Obama, which is going to hurt her in the general election.”
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