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Some new perspective on a potential bump in the road for Hillary Clinton and her political future.
With the government shutdown and a possible default on our -- looming we're hearing a lot about the friction in the Republican Party.
Between the newer Tea Party contingent and the more long term leadership.
But Fox News editor at large Peter Boyer points out in a piece on foxnews.com.
For all the notice of current Republican disunity the divide on the left is just as real.
And will be especially tricky for Hillary Clinton to navigate as she positions herself for presumed 2016.
The Fella who wrote those words Peter Boyer joins us now presumed front runner in 2016.
Hillary Clinton is but we have seen this movie before Peter.
-- we have John we all remember 2008.
The last time.
Hillary was the surest thing nominee for the democratic nomination and what happened then was.
She was overcome by an insurgency from the left.
At the time the energy.
In the liberal wing of the Democratic Party came from the anti war left.
It lent itself to Barack Obama.
He seized upon it and got the nomination and of course.
Hilary became the secretary of state I think she faces the same.
Sort of insurgency.
And -- -- -- sixteen if she chooses to run you suggest that Larry Summers who withdrew his name from nomination to be head of the Federal Reserve.
That he is for -- Thanksgiving perhaps the symptomatic of the problem that she faces because he is tight.
-- her husband the former president.
And he's not acceptable to the liberal wing of the don't.
Part that's right I think Larry Summers did did Hillary Clinton a great favor by withdrawing his nomination that.
The the Clinton Democrats starting with bill.
Basically came to an accommodation with Wall Street many years ago it was not so.
Crude -- is this perhaps but it was basically.
Listen -- give us -- and we will.
Accommodate you and that in terms of the regulatory regime and and we have seen that Wall Street and big finance has been a great source of money for the Democratic Party since then Hillary Clinton would presumably.
Have been -- benefited from that but.
Much has changed.
Since Bill Clinton time and Bill Clinton's time and even sense Hillary's last run.
And that that mostly reflects the Occupy Movement and of course the catastrophe of the 2008.
Financial collapse the energy on the in the Democratic Party now is all from the populist anti Wall Street.
Left yeah and what they want -- a candidate is not Clintonism what they want what they insist upon is someone who'll take on Wall Street and that is not exactly the Clinton model.
You know witness Occupy Wall Street as as an example of -- -- so you're saying that she's going to have to decide whether she appeals to the liberal wing of the Democratic Party or.
Or plays it more like her husband -- I mean he's the guy who signed welfare reform and a lot of them but the era of big government is over that's not the kind of Democrat we have in the White House right now.
That's right that's precisely the trick for Hillary Clinton I mean.
Bill Clinton succeeded after -- the party had been years in the wilderness because he figured out a way for Democrats to win the general election triangulation the middle way of the third way.
Clinton centrism whatever you want to call it it was.
How can the Democratic Party -- itself -- -- that the party that can win the heart of America.
The Democratic Party is now -- Veering.
Left -- in a way that.
If Hillary Clinton follows she may well guarantee yourself the democratic nomination but -- -- gonna have a much much tougher time it's going to be -- as a as a general election candidate.
Interest in election to watch -- -- Thank you.
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