Chris Cassidy for the Boston Herald:
Hillary Clinton’s stunning H-bomb — comparing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Ukrainian invasion to Adolf Hitler’s 1938 seizure of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland — was a blatant attempt to distance herself from the Obama administration as she prepares to mount a 2016 campaign for the White House, critics said.
“As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton was enthusiastically for the reset with Putin,” William Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard, told the Herald. “Now, as a presidential candidate, she’s appalled by it. Will the real Hillary please stand up?”
For modern, national Democrats, bold foreign policy statements aren’t about bold foreign policy. It’s all merely for domestic consumption and electioneering. Which by itself is fine, I suppose. The problem is, bad actors like Putin know this far better than any low-information voter.
They’d be tired by now of getting played, if only they had any idea they were getting played.