The NYT is famously left of center, so the question is what gives? Michael Hiteshew at ChicagoBoyz examines the situation:
I'd also add that the left has never really liked her. Obama ran away with the nomination in 2008 in large part because of this. Sure, the Clintons had a ton of money and that bought a certain loyalty, but Hillary wasn't liked in the same way that Bill was. As soon as there was a viable alternative, the preference cascade began.I’m stunned I read this call-out of the Clinton’s hypocrisy in the NYT of all places from none other than Maureen Dowd. This is tectonic and tells us the ground has just shifted on the left. That says a few things:
- The NYT in general and Maureen Dowd in particular no longer fear the Clinton’s power nor feel they will be punished for disloyalty by a Hillary Clinton administration. Because…
- The NYT in general and Maureen Dowd in particular no longer see a Hillary Clinton administration as a probability. They know the Hillary campaign is in flames and will only get worse.
It looks like it's begun again, and even the NYT recognizes that.