Until the summer of 2008, Obama had insisted that he was taking advice from both Wall Streeters and progressives -- from "both Bobs" -- Reich and Rubin. But when he picked his team, it was clear that Wall Street had won. Hillary looks to be playing something of the same game. In 2008, her advice came from the same people who had staffed her husband's administration. Today, she likes to say that she has been in touch with more than 200 economic experts, representing a broad spectrum of views. But assuming she gets the nomination, who will the power players be? And who will she appoint if elected? Progressive leaders and organizations have been thinking in terms of extracting commitments from Clinton on the issues. But even more crucial are the senior appointments: Who she will name to key positions -- and, more importantly, who she will not appoint.
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