Monday, September 28, 2015

Clinton’s Hands-Off Policy Toward Sanders Is A Long Bet — With Risks

By Anne Gearan, Sep 27, 2015 Washington Post

Hillary Rodham Clinton told a longtime supporter and donor recently that she understands her friends are frustrated and worried by her slide in the polls. But the solution, she said, is not to attack the challenger who is surging as she slumps.

“I am not going to start to take shots at Bernie Sanders,” Clinton said, according to a person familiar with the exchange.

Clinton has held her fire for months as Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, first nibbled and then devoured her once-commanding leads in New Hampshire and Iowa. She attacks Republicans daily but studiously avoids mentioning Sanders by name.

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