This is how you make Hillary Clinton look more mainstream and less radical

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from The Gray Area:

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his longshot presidential campaign Tuesday with a pitch to liberals in the Democratic Party and others who want change. Sanders vowed to make income inequality, a campaign finance overhaul and climate change his leading issues as he takes on Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Sanders is trying to ignite a grassroots fire among left-leaning Democrats wary of Clinton — a group that pined for months for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to get in the race.

Mr. Sanders used the CNBC interview to launch unvarnished attacks on the Clinton family wealth from which other Democrats have so far steered clear. Making $25 million a year – as the Clintons did from paid speeches, according to disclosure reports released earlier this month – insulates them from problems faced by the sort of regular Americans Mrs. Clinton’s campaign says it is focused on, Mr. Sanders said.

“He’s like F.D.R.,” Marlene Gilman, 80, whispered excitedly in Concord, N.H., as Mr. Sanders pledged to create more jobs through a trillion-dollar public works program — a plan that echoes President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.

Can all this really signify a legitimate challenge to Hillary Clinton’s Democrat candidacy? No. I contend that this is all part of the Clinton campaign strategy. Use others in the Democrat party, Warren, Sanders, O’Malley, to clearly differentiate her fro the radical left. Now that the country finally sees through that mainstream facade of the radical Democrat President, Barack Obama, who got elected using a similar positioning strategy away from his radical roots so he would seem more like you and me. Clinton’s campaign needs a different approach to accomplish the same thing in 2016. Hillary is not far left. She is not radical. She is more centrist like her husband. You can ‘trust’ her to have the best interest of all Americans at heart.

Pay attention in the coming months as to the messaging coming out of all the Democrat candidates. You will begin to feel the magnetic pull of an effective messaging strategy is implemented.