Everyone is jumping on the “Hillary is moving to the center” bandwagon. Hillary seems to be moving to the right on plenty of social issues: immigration, abortion, and religion.
However, we are not seeing a complementary move to the right on economic issues. There are no signs that she would back down from her long-time pet project “Hillary Care,” let alone any willingness to budge on Social Security reform. In fact she has explicitly stated her opposition to Social Security reform.
What I’m getting at is that Hillary isn’t moving to the so-called center. The problem, as I’ve often stated, is that the political spectrum isn’t really a spectrum. What Hillary is doing, rather, is shifting from liberalism to populism, which decrees government regulation of both personal and economic liberty.