Progressive Activists: Hillary Not Liberal Enough

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Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 10:24 AM

By Audrey Hudson

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Hillary Clinton is the darling of the Democratic Party but some liberal activists say they want to see the presumed presidential candidate commit herself more firmly to their causes, Politico reports.

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Progressive activists meeting at the annual Netroots Nation conference in San Jose, Calif., are excited by the prospect of the first female president, but are still angry over her support for the Iraq War.

Anne Moore, sister of the controversial filmmaker Michael Moore, called the former secretary of state and first lady a defense hawk and asked, "Why would I vote her?"

Added Beth Becker, a Democrat consultant: "Hillary’s no progressive."

Some attendees criticized her response to the Obama administration's surveillance programs and accused her of being too cozy with Wall Street, according to Politico.

Unlike conservative critics, the progressive activists were not as judgmental over Clinton's response to the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, last year.

"Her leadership as secretary of state was tremendous, and even with the bumps regarding Benghazi and other things, I still think she came across as a decisive leader who understood the game," said San Francisco activist Mariko Miki.

Other Democratic contenders for the 2016 presidential nomination mentioned at the convention include Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, and former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.

A Quinnipiac poll last week
showed that Clinton is a strong contender in a presidential general election match-up in the key state of Florida, topping former Gov. Jeb Bush in the 2016 contest with 50 percent of the vote to his 43 percent. Against popular Sen. Marco Rubio, Clinton wins by a margin of 53 percent to 41 percent.

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The Netroots nation is a group of so-called progressive grassroots activists who pursue their movement through blogs and social media on the Internet.

The conference was a tough crowd for liberals this year. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California was booed this weekend for accusing NSA leaker Edward Snowden of breaking the law.


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