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Party Poopers: Not All Democrats Are Sold on Hillary

By    |   Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 05:52 PM

Even though former secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the favorite to be nominated for president on the Democratic ticket, some party members are questioning whether she really is the best choice for 2016.

There are two camps of Democrats who have concerns about Clinton's pending nomination — the more progressive wing of the party and those who have been supporters of President Barack Obama and question her motivation in seeking to obtain the high office, NBC News is reporting.

The more progressive camp includes those who would prefer to have Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, while the other group worries if she will be more concerned with leading the country or her personal goal of becoming the first female president.

"The thing that went wrong in 2007 was that the campaign got ahead of the rationale for it, and it became more about her than the country," said David Axelrod, President Obama's former campaign manager.

"I don't think she'll make that mistake again, but there's the danger of that. She's been portrayed as the inevitable candidate, and that's a trap," Axelrod said.

Maria Teresa Kumar, president of Voto Latino, a group that works to increase voter turnout among Latinos, says that she's concerned about Clinton's close relationship to Wall Street.

"She and her husband are close to them through [The Clinton Global Initiative]. Can she be tough on them? Can she close tax loopholes?" Kumar asked.

Adam Green, of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, who supported Warren when she ran for Senate in 2012, said that "the biggest question is will she rise to this economic populism moment really focused on big ideas, as opposed to no ideas, small ideas or lip service to big ideas?"

While most Democrats expect that she will be the nominee, NBC News contends that it does "illustrate the internal tensions between the Democratic Party's progressive and pragmatic poles."

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