First Read: “Well, that didn’t take long. Less than 48 hours after The Atlantic published Hillary Clinton’s critical comments about Obama’s foreign policy, she walked them back. Spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement that Clinton called the president to ‘make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him, his policies, or his leadership,’ adding that the two will ‘hug it out’ in Martha’s Vineyard tonight. As we’ve noted, Clinton’s always been more hawkish than the president, but the handling of the interview and this apology just seem like more politically head-scratching decisions as she continues her book tour. The bottom line: This is not the first time Clinton and Obama are going to have a public split as Democrats transition from one standard-bearer to another. But is every one of those moments going to be as tortured as this one?”
This was the first time I seriously considered not supporting Hillary AND seriously considered whether, should a credible candidate challenge her, like Warren or O’Malley, she could win the nomination. Hillary wants to walk a tight rope and appear hawkish and strong, but when she does that, she sounds like a Neocon or John McCain. And I will not be voting for a Neocon. So Hillary better get her act together.
Meanwhile, what is going in Kansas? Sometimes the public just tunes out an incumbent and decides they are done with him. There are three such incidences this year: Corbett in PA, Quinn in IL, and now Brownback in KS.
KANSAS–GOVERNOR–Rasmussen: Paul Davis (D) 51, Gov. Sam Brownback (R) 41.
But I am sure Governor Brownback will say that people are just so fed up with Obama that they voted him out and voted in a Democrat.
OHIO–GOVERNOR–Public Policy Polling: Gov. John Kasich (R) 50, Ed FitzGerald (D) 44.
KENTUCKY–SENATOR–Public Policy Polling: Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) 44, Allison Lundergran Grimes (D) 40.
KANSAS–SENATOR–Rasmussen: Sen. Pat Roberts (R) 44, Chad Taylor (D) 40