October 13, 2015

Michael Bennet Between A Rock And A Hard Place On TPP

This week, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton got an earful from The Denver Post for her politically expedient opposition against the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Particularly, The Denver Post criticized her stance for bending with the political winds of the moment and pandering to an increasingly out of touch liberal base.

First, it suggests again how susceptible Clinton’s views are to the political winds of the moment as opposed to reflecting bedrock principle. Second, it indicates the power of protectionism in the activist Democratic base – a bad sign for future U.S. prosperity.

But worthy of note is that Colorado’s senior senator and prominent Clinton surrogate Michael Bennet has yet to take a stance on the issue. The Senate’s most vulnerable Democratic member has refused to make a decision on TPP, seemingly afraid to take a position and risk alienating a special interest group.

At the end of the day, Bennet has to make a decision: will he break with his chosen candidate for President, or will he continue to back the failed liberal policies of the past?