According to emails sent by liberal activists and obtained by The Hill, Hillary Clinton will struggle winning over the far left of the Democratic base if she chooses to run for president in 2016.

A Google group called “Gamechanger Salon” – a forum of more than 1,500 activists – sent hundreds of emails condemning Clinton’s ties to Wall Street and hawkish foreign policy.

“The more Progressives I talk to, the more people tell me that they’ll never forgive her for voting for the Iraq War… and won’t even vote for her in the general,” commentator and strategist Ryan Clayton wrote. 

According to activist Carl Gibson, “The establishment Dems need to be punished, and the best way for that to happen is for [Elizabeth] Warren to beat Hillary in the primary on a populist message.”


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On Outnumbered today, Jonah Goldberg said this story is getting blown out of proportion, calling it a "nothing-burger."

He noted that he had never heard of the majority of the activists involved with "Gamechanger Salon," adding that it has never been a secret that the far left of the Democratic party is often dissatisfied with Clinton.

He said he wouldn't even be surprised if the Clinton camp was leaking this information to the media because it helps her narrative of "breaking with the left."

The conversation then turned to whether Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) or any other Democrat can upset Clinton for the nomination.

Kirsten Powers noted that, unlike in 2008 with Barack Obama, there doesn't appear to be a serious contender.

Goldberg countered that Obama looked like a better candidate compared to Hillary Clinton.

"Hillary is not a dynamic, compelling personality in her own right. She's the lady who comes up to you and says, 'there's no eating in the library,'" he joked.

Powers disagreed, saying people now forget how well Clinton did in 2008, especially with women.

"She ran a pretty decent campaign and was actually liked by a lot of Democratic voters. ... They were really neck-and-neck. This was not, 'Obama swept the floor with her,'" Powers argued.

Watch the clip from Outnumbered above.


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