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Three Reasons Why Hillary Really Is Inevitable for Democrats in 2016

Three Reasons Why Hillary Really Is Inevitable for Democrats in 2016
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Whenever I note that Hillary Clinton is overwhelmingly likely to win the 2016 Democratic nomination, pedants jam my Twitter feed and in-box to point out that she was the favorite in 2008, too, and where did that get her?

It’s not an unreasonable question, especially since her incipient 2016 presidential campaign seems to be repeating many of the mistakes of her failed 2008 one. But stumbling now, two years before the Democratic National Convention, doesn’t mean she won’t win the nomination anyway. Let me lay out once and for all why: