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Undoubtedly Hillary's high negatives are made up of opponents from both left and right. She cannot move in either direction without further alienating those on the other side. Many have already made up their minds and are not for persuading regardless of what she does, seeing her as simply untrustworthy, or not one of them.

However we have to keep some perspective here.  It is normal for there to be intra-party tensions during the primary season, and I have seen comments to the effect that the divisions within the Dem party now are less than they were at the same stage in 2008. What's seems incontestable, however, is that divisions in the GOP are off the scale by comparison.

A lot of wooing and making up and cooling of passions will take place between now and the Dem convention. After that we will start seeing a truer picture of where the land lies.  However what I find difficult to take is Yves' description of her friends as progressives:
European Tribune - Yves Smith On Voting For Hillary

The highly educated, high-income, finance-literate readers of my website, Naked Capitalism, don't just overwhelmingly favor Bernie Sanders. They also say "Hell no!" to Hillary Clinton to the degree that many say they would even vote for Donald Trump over her.

In what universe do they think Trump is committed to reducing income inequality?  Intelligent is not an adjective that comes to mind. Spoiled brats seems closer to the mark...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jun 2nd, 2016 at 04:48:20 PM EST
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