A Stanford fellow’s allegations that Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her at the 2004 Democratic National Convention have added another layer to the scandals roiling Virginia politics.
In a Monday roundtable discussion at Lathrop, Hannah Zimmerman ’21, New York’s youngest elected official, discussed her political journey and the 2018 midterm elections.
The Democratic front-runner is a candidate that, although recognizably liberal, is still moderate enough to enrage the Democratic far left. And it’s times like this that people start complaining about how Hillary’s inevitability hurts the ideological vitality of the Democratic Party. But is that necessarily the case? Why is Hillary Clinton the presumed nominee in March?
So Democrats should be thrilled, right? Well, there’s no such thing as a free lunch and neither is there ever a free election. The solidification of the Party behind Hillary is happening to a dangerous degree. By failing to have a genuinely competitive primary, we risk failing to vet the next generation of Democratic leaders.