Hillary Has a Lot to Lose in Iran Deal

With more than two years to go before the start of the 2016 presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton is leaving little to chance as she gears up for her next try for the big prize. Her slow-motion re-entry into the public square after a few months out of sight after leaving the State Department has been prudently crafted to both maximize the sense of inevitability about her candidacy and to discourage possible Democratic rivals like Vice President Biden. So far it seems to be working well, with possible left-wing challengers like Senator Elizabeth Warren renouncing any interest in the nomination while the former first lady stays comfortably above the current political mess into which her former boss, President Obama, is currently mired. As an article in the New York Times’s Fashion and Style section noted today, she has been a constant presence at charitable events around the Big Apple hobnobbing with contributors and showing her star power. But the problem with lurking around the edges of the debate is that difficult issues have a way of popping up and complicating even the most careful plan of action.

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Hillary Has a Lot to Lose in Iran Deal

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