- 2016 Watch April 28
Hillary Clinton may be heavily favored to become the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, but she's not without her baggage. Most alarmingly to liberals, Clinton has appeared downright chummy with big business and Wall Street in her long political career, raising concerns about whether she would ignore white collar malfeasance to the detriment of the middle and lower classes.
That concern isn't unfounded, either. And in the latest sign of Clinton's coziness with moneyed interests, an in-depth story from Politico on Monday reports that Wall Street has three favorite candidates in the early 2016 jockeying. Those candidates, in preferred order: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — and Clinton.
"If it turns out to be Jeb versus Hillary we would love that and either outcome would be fine," a "top Republican-leaning Wall Street lawyer" told Politico.
This is why progressives are so antsy for a populist candidate to get in the race. Clinton is hardly a "corporations are people" type of politician, but she's no fire-breathing leftist, either.- -
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- How Ronald Reagan turned America into a nation of children
- Why Mitt Romney is perfectly poised for a comeback in 2016
- The crusade against Iraq War supporters has forgotten someone: Hillary Clinton
- The Nazi smart bomb that inspired China's most dangerous weapon
- Here's the schedule very successful people follow every day
- This week I learned the moon might be littered with dinosaur fossils, and more
- 8 things the world's most extraordinary survivors can teach you about resilience
- Why is the West so afraid of Islam?
- How to make classic pulled pork
- Why scientists can't kill HIV
Subscribe to the Week