Jonah Goldberg, on the blast from the past that we’re seeing now:
The fact that Team Clinton is relying on the old rat squad once again is vastly more significant than most commentators have suggested. Yes, yes, it’s bad politics. A candidate looking to offer a fresh face forward, figuratively speaking, has no choice but to keep his or her own face (John Kerry notwithstanding). But she surely has plenty of options for who she picks to represent her in public. Mrs. Clinton has millions and millions of dollars at her disposal. She has people placed at the highest reaches of the government and the media. There are over 200 people working, formally or informally, for her as policy advisors already. And yet she chooses to get the old band back together instead.
Why? There are many possible answers, but the only plausible one is that a Clinton only trusts Clinton loyalists. This fits everything we know about the Clintons. And it speaks volumes about the thickness of her bubble.
Via Ed Driscoll. I’ve also noticed this; and while I suppose that some of these people got nowhere else to go I have to wonder whether Hillary Clinton is running some sort of bizarre halfway house for political hacks, instead of an actual Presidential campaign. Heck, I wonder if she even knows, at this point.