Question for American leftists. In the last month or so your rex designatus -- or rather regina designata -- Hillary Clinton has been going around making obnoxious comments in interviews, everything from condemning Scottish independence to urging Snowden to hand himself in. I understand that many of the Democratic Party establishment insiders are opposed to her, and have been promoting Elizabeth Warren on the sly as a fellow female with more natural Bartlet-esque appeal among the grassroots, but Clinton's campaign machine is already built up so much that she will be very hard to dislodge. I'm not American, but when I think of Clinton I think of the wife of the president responsible for finalizing financial sector deregulation and glorifying a culture of predation by the rich of America on the poor that is the cause of so much of your woe; I think of someone who got into high office because of her marriage, and see her looming candidacy as symptomatic of the elite nepotism and pop celebrity dynasty worship that is also the cause of so much of your woe. This is a politician without any meaningful connection to the non-political world whose ideology in 2014 is plausibly Republican. If the presidential race ends up being Clinton against some moderate Republican, it's difficult to see the difference it would make to leftists, other than legitimizing more right-wing decisions and making some Bu****e president more likely for the next elections. I understand she has appeal across the critical 'middle' of the American political spectrum, but I want to know why any American progressive might vote for her. So let me know and help me understand.