August 16, 2014
What if Hillary Had Won in 2008?
Aaron David Miller, Washington Post
The Associated Press
Clinton’s policies would probably not have diverged fundamentally from the ones the president pursued while she was his secretary of state or those he has embraced subsequently. Indeed, Clinton could never have become Obama’s top diplomat and functioned so well in that job had they not been largely on the same page in terms of how they saw the world and what America should do about it. They both are transactors, not ideological transformers — smart, pragmatic centrists largely coloring inside the lines in a world of long shots and bad options. In other words, there’s no need for them to “hug it out” on foreign policy.
TAGGED: U.S. Foreign Policy, Middle East, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, 2016 Presidential Election, 2008