Progressive Change Campaign Committee angles for a conversation, or a meeting, or a summit, or something, with the Clinton camp
Hillary’s critics on the left may finally have the opportunity they’ve been waiting for.
Adam Green, the co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, one of the groups most closely associated with the so-called “Warren wing of the Democratic Party,” said his organization reached out to Clinton’s camp before the election and that a meeting was coming “very soon.”
He declined to name the Clinton advisers with whom he’s been in contact, saying discussions have so far been limited to “conversations about having conversations.” “We want to keep as open a line of communication with Hillary Clinton and her team as possible,” he told msnbc.
Well, is the meeting coming, or are they having a "conversation" (hate that word) about the meeting? Mush.
The meeting will hopefully [indeed] be a precursor to a larger summit with more progressive leaders and Clinton herself. “The more the merrier,” Green said. “Individual meetings are useful, but progressive movement-wide meetings would be really smart for her.”
Their message is that Clinton should adopt the kind of economic inequality issues championed by Warren, both for substantive and political reasons. “This is the path to victory in the primary and general election,” Green and co-founder Stephanie Taylor wrote in an op-ed in The Hill.
Well, let's suppose these guys get their meeting. What kind of outcome could the PCCC get from Clinton that make this meeting, or conversation, or summit, or whatever it is, worth paying attention to? What's "the iron price"?
I would say some policy commitment from Clinton that would drive the conventional wisdom dudes in the Beltway nuts. Anything from the 12-Point Platform, for example. If Clinton came out in favor of single payer, or a minimum wage of $15.00 an hour, or Free Public Education, K-16, that would be paying the iron price.
Of course, it's far more likely that Clinton meeting with the PCCC would have exactly the same outcome that Cuomo meeting with those idiots from the Working Families Party did: Clinton would promise something vague, then renege, then set up a parallel and competing voice to the PCCC.
NOTE Also, it's not the mushy "inequality." It's "class warfare."