Brian Schweitzer Suggests Hillary Clinton Might ‘Shift Hard Right’

December 17, 2013 7:55 a.m.

Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) has some concerns about a hypothetical Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. 

In an interview with the Weekly Standard published in the Dec. 23 issue, Schweitzer speculated Clinton might become a “hard right” politician.

“The question that we have is, will it be the Hillary that leads the progressives? Or is it the Hillary that says, ‘I’m already going to win the Democratic nomination, and so I can shift hard right on Day 1,'” Schweitzer said. “We can’t afford any more hard right. We had eight years of George Bush. Now we’ve had five years of Obama, [who], I would argue, in many cases has been a corporatist.” 

Schweitzer also admitted that he’s potentially “interested” in making his own run for president.

“I didn’t say I was going to run for president in 2016, did I?” Schweitzer said when asked if he harbored presidential ambitions. “I didn’t say I wouldn’t, but I didn’t say I was. But it’s something I’m interested in.” 


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