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All right so now let's take a look at the White House race for 2016.
On the democratic side it sure looks like Hillary Clinton is the one to beat.
But her early front runner status could actually hurt her.
Damn balls chief political correspondent for the Washington Post writes.
The danger for Clinton is the same as it was when she ran the first time she will be seen is so strong at the beginning.
That there will be pressure to run applauding cautious narrow and risk free campaign.
That could add up to something uninspiring.
Even if it is billed as history.
In the baking make king.
Well the guy who wrote those words -- balls joins us now he is also the author of collision 2012.
-- -- -- vs Romney and the future of elections in America.
One of your columns recently was was titled will Hillary Clinton be ready in 2016.
Answer that question for -- will sheet.
We don't know the answer to that question I mean it looks as though she's heading toward the starting line she hasn't made a formal decision.
But I think the big question for her is -- she has a tremendous reservation has one of the best resume -- of anybody in politics and anybody certainly was thinking about running -- 26 team.
But as her husband has often said campaigns are not about the past they are about the future.
And I think the challenge for her is to find a way to become the candidate for the future and not simply.
An extension of the Obama administration or even a restoration of the Bill Clinton presidency.
One of the things -- you point to as a potential pitfall for her is that they're just might be too many cooks in Hillary Clinton's campaign kitchen.
She had a very contentious internal campaign team in 2000 and -- I mean if you look at that operation in comparison.
To the so called no drama Obama campaign team of 2008.
There wasn't there wasn't much comparison her campaign was right for the internal divisions.
And often black leadership and she and is in -- left that it happened.
And one could argue that some of the mistakes they made may have cost her the nomination battle against Barack Obama.
She has a tremendous pool of talent upon which she can draw -- Clinton network is big and broad and deep.
But she's gonna have to make a choice about how to structure her campaign and how to staff -- with people who are up to date in terms of the modern techniques of presidential politics.
When her husband was president she was given the job of trying to bring in Health Care Reform it was a job that ultimately went nowhere.
But now that we've got Health Care Reform -- -- under you know call it obamacare -- for Affordable Care Act whatever you want.
If that proves not to be popular and you know again there are signs that this thing is the train wreck that Max Baucus said it would be.
Is that going to hurt her potentially.
As she runs you know having served in -- president's first first term.
Well I think it's far too early to know whether it is or isn't going to be the train wreck that some people are -- suspecting that it could be.
Obviously it has problems of implementation but -- -- We're a long way between the implementation of that and when she will have to either take responsibility for it or or defend it or not so.
I think she has plenty of time to watch as this plays out.
She was not directly involved in the creation of it under President Obama because she was in the State Department rather than an HHS -- in the White House.
-- she's got a little maneuvering room and time to watch this play out.
Damn -- chief political correspondent for the Washington Post --
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