If the conventional wisdom had ruled in this election cycle, America’s most prominent journalists would have been painted the traditional portrait. Hillary Clinton and the Democrats warmly reminded the country of her husband’s allegedly centrist presidency. Conversely, whoever the Republicans nominated would be declared either (a) too conservative to win or (b) ruined by trying to placate those crazy Tea Party people who inevitably make the moderates unelectable.
Hillary’s long and frustrating march to put away her socialist competitor Bernie Sanders has disrupted the narrative. She cannot package herself as centrist. The media elite will admit Sanders has dragged her to the left. But that doesn’t mean her increasing leftism could damage the Democrats with independent voters.