Hillary, writes Bret Stephens in the WSJ, is singing a Song of Herself. “She will say, do, and be pretty much anything to get elected.” It’s what Mr. Stephens calls the Clinton Bargain: “You can always count on their self-interest trumping other considerations, so you never have to fear that they can’t be bought.”
In recent days we’ve begun to learn some of their names: a Ukrainian billionaire with pro-Western politics and business interests in Iran; a Canadian mining magnate who once testified, in the New Yorker, that “all my chips, almost, are on Bill Clinton,” because “he can do things and ask for things that no one else can.”
Both parties have an opportunity to move away from the cynical frame that is shaping the next presidential election. Voters, Mr. Stephens writes, would welcome a credible primary challenger “who believes in great things—and has a story and a plan to prove it.” Read more here.
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