Analysis: At core, Clinton prefers pragmatism over passion

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2015 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a town hall meeting Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 in North Las Vegas, Nev. Clinton’s frank exchange with black activists underscores the core of her approach to politics: She prefers pragmatism over passion. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — During her failed 2008 White House campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton derided rival Barack Obama’s lofty talk of hope and change as equivalent to expecting “celestial choirs” to drop from the sky and inspire people to do the right thing.

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