My reply and thank you to @Cuibono at the Financial Times


Thank you for your insightful comment!

Your name explains much: ‘cui bono: a principle that probable responsibility for an act or event lies with one having something to gain’ . I don’t think Cynic is the most applicable descriptor for you. Yours is a political realism, without the necessary  filter of bourgeois political respectability, that rules the hermetic world of  pundits, in print and on television.

The problem with Ms. Clinton engaging in a political attack on Sen. Sanders is that it will have to carefully crafted, so that it appears as a politically rational critique of his ‘populism’, in contrast to her more moderate gradualism, while cultivating her credentials as ‘tougher than any man in the room’ i.e. her bellicosity in Foreign Policy: while maintaining her status as the champion of a more restrained, but still politically potent Neo-Liberalism. If she is elected, look for an about face on the TPP born of an agonizing reappraisal. Americans are fed a steady diet of political melodrama. Look no further than the pages of The Financial Times!

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.'
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