Hillary Clinton just explained to Democrats how important it is that appearing moderate will be the key to winning the upcoming 2022 elections.
According to the New York Post, Clinton’s comments came during an interview with MSNBC’s Willie Geist. The interview was recorded a few weeks ago, but snippets of the interview were just released ahead of 2022.
For context, the interview was conducted at about the same that time far-left Democrats launched an attack on Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) after he decided not to support President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill. It also came not long after Republican Glenn Youngkin beat out Democrat Terry McAuliffe to win Virginia’s governorship.
In other words, the Clinton interview followed two big progressive Democrat defeats.
To the surprise of some, Clinton spent a good portion of the interview attacking progressive Democrats.
“I think that it is a time for some careful thinking about what wins elections, and not just in deep-blue districts where a Democrat and a liberal Democrat, or so-called progressive Democrat, is going to win,” Clinton said.
“I understand why people want to argue for their priorities,” she continued. “That’s what they believe they were elected to do.”
But, Clinton argued, “at the end of the day, nothing is going to get done if you don’t have a Democratic majority in the House, in the Senate. And our majority comes from people who win in much more difficult districts, and our majority in the Senate comes from people who can win in not just blue states and hold those wins…but can win in more purplish states.”
It’s a pretty clear call for the Democratic Party to return to the center, wherever it is these days. However, it is also clear that Clinton is aligning herself with the center.
Political strategist Dick Morris, following the interview, released a piece for Newsmax arguing that it demonstrates that Clinton is gearing up for another run at the U.S. presidency in 2024.
Morris argued that he knows Clinton is gearing up for an election because every time she does “her weather vane begins to twirl and points to the most advantageous direction for a candidacy.” In this case, that weather vane is pointing in the direction of a moderate Democrat.
We’ll see if Morris’ prediction, which echoes many others’, turns out to be true. We’ll also see if radical Democrats, and Democrats in general, take Clinton’s advice and head to the center ahead of November 2022. Many already are.