As the prohibitive favorite to be the Democratic standard-bearer in 2016, does she assiduously work the midterm trail, as do most candidates looking to land the presidency for the first time (in 2006, then-Sen. Barack Obama not only made campaign appearances but released his second book, “The Audacity of Hope,” shortly before the November vote).
Or, is 2014 is destined to be a repeat of 2010 and a second negative verdict on ObamaCare (in 2010, it cost the Democrats the House; in 2014, it may be the Senate’s turn), does Mrs. Clinton, who 20 years ago tried and failed to sell the nation on the virtues of HillaryCare, lay low and let someone else take the slings and arrows of the Obama administration’s misfortunes?
It’s a fair question to ask, for Mrs. Clinton’s approach to the 2014 vote may serve as tip-off for how she’ll run for president should she decide to seek the prize that eluded her in 2008.
Then, Hillary Clinton was a cautious campaigner – so much so that she left an opening for a more progressive Democrat to wrest the nomination from her. And that, of course, was Barack Obama.