Among Democrats who hope Hillary Clinton doesn’t run—and their number is larger than one might think—the complaints are familiar. Age and stamina are the obvious considerations. “Look at Obama’s hair color, just like George Bush’s,” says a prominent Washington insider. “Somebody who’s seventy shouldn’t be president. And I think that’s going to be an interesting issue against her, but who in the Democratic Party is going to have the guts to take on that machine?” A former Clinton campaign adviser is equally blunt. “This is gonna sound superficial”—which is an understatement—“but men do age better than women,” he says. “At seventy she’s not gonna be—it’s not gonna be great.”
My must read of the day is “What we learned from liberals at Netroots Nation,” in Politico.
Google is coming under fire from the conservative shopping app “2nd Vote” for co-sponsoring the left-leaning Netroots Nation conference this week.
The Democratic Party’s great populist hero on Friday came out in support of federal subsidies for some of the country’s largest corporations.
Democratic Senate candidates in coal-reliant states are turning to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), a progressive favorite and potential 2016 presidential candidate, to give them a boost in closely contested races this fall.
Ben Affleck, the star of Phantoms and one of Elizabeth Warren’s biggest supporters, was reportedly banned from playing blackjack at the Hard Rock Cafe after he was caught counting cards.