Challenged anew, Clinton reaching back into 2008 playbook
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -
Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign is beginning to sound like her 2008 one.
Sharply challenged by Bernie Sanders, the Democratic front-runner has been reverting to some of the same themes from her primary loss to Barack Obama eight years ago. Even attack lines are strikingly similar.
Clinton is leaning hard on an experience-above-all-else argument. She sarcastically reminds people that as a former first lady and secretary of state, she wouldn't need a tour of the White House if elected president. She made a similar pitch eight years ago, only to find an electorate in search of change, not an experienced Washington hand.
Clinton is also suggesting that Sanders is pitching policies that are unachievable in a divided government.