Centering Mrs. Clinton for 2008
Sen. Hillary Clinton won yesterday's New York Senate Democratic primary in a landslide, running up an 83%-17% margin over anti-war activist Jonathan Tasini.
"But this is a year in which many mainstream Democrats, including Mrs. Clinton, have come under fire from liberals for supporting the war in Iraq. And just last month, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, a staunch supporter of the war, was defeated by an antiwar challenger in the Democratic primary. So for Mrs. Clinton, celebrating her victory on Tuesday over her antiwar opponent, Jonathan Tasini, might have seemed a bit like gloating to her party's left wing. She returned to Washington instead."