CNN commentator Van Jones has some bad news for the Clintons -- their days are over.
Jones said that Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump by ignoring the progressive base of the Democratic Party. According to Jones, the Third Way centrism that has become emblematic of the Clinton brand, going back to when Bill Clinton was president, is no longer a winning formula.
"When Hillary Clinton had a chance to make a VP pick, she didn't pick someone from the progressive wing, which made it much harder to heal those wounds with the [Bernie] Sanders and Elizabeth Warren wing," Jones said, adding that the Democratic National Committee would be wise to pick Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, a popular progressive among Sanders' supporters, to be the next party chairman. He continued:
You also, I think, have to remember that Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are going to be there on the Senate floor every day. That's going to be an important part. You have to understand, I think, that the -- the Clinton days are over.
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This idea that were going to be this moderate party that's going to move in this direction, that's going to throw blacks under the bus for criminal justice reform or for prison expansion, that's going to throw workers under the bus for NAFTA, those days are over. You can't run and hide. You've got to be an authentic person from the beginning. You're going to be judged based on your authentic commitment to the actual base of this party. And if you don't do that, you can't win.