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Clinton: Being a capitalist 'probably' hurt me with Dem voters
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|News Date||Wednesday, May 2, 2018 11:05:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says identifying as a capitalist hurt her in the 2016 campaign. |
Clinton, who beat out democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for the party's nomination, said in a Wednesday interview with Time Inc. Brands executive Alan Murray that her economic policies were "probably" a hard sell for many Democratic primary voters, as reported by the Daily Beast.
“It’s hard to know, but I mean if you’re in the Iowa caucuses and 41 percent of Democrats are socialists or self-described socialists, and I’m asked ‘Are you a capitalist?’ and I say, ‘Yes, but with appropriate regulation and appropriate accountability.’ You know, that probably gets lost in the ‘Oh my gosh, she’s a capitalist!’ ” Clinton said.
Clinton just barely edged out Sanders in Iowa's first presidential caucus of the cycle.
Sanders went on to win the first 2016 primary, in New Hampshire, among other states.
Earlier, at the Shared Value Leadership Summit in New York on Wednesday, Clinton had said that "the reputation of capitalism is pretty much in tatters for young people," according to Fortune magazine.
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