Can she fix it?
. . . no, and she has no ideas which would even move it towards a fix.
"Mrs Clinton is experienced. In an age of extremes she has remained resolutely centrist. Yet, rather than thrilling to the promise of taking the White House or of electing America’s first woman president, many Democrats seem joyless."
Experienced? What experience? We think of experience as a positive element in such analysis. But Clinton's experiences are either diaphanous or negative. Her legislative experiences simply do not exist. She did little while in the Senate. Her experiences at State are negative, she is the architect of President Obama's disastrous foreign policy which brought us Libya and the collapse of North, and Central Africa, Syria and the metastasizing cancer that is the European refugee crisis, the new aggressive China as represented by its actions in the South China Sea, and a rampaging Russia terrorizing the former Soviet states from the Baltics, to Georgia, to Ukraine, to the 'stans.
"To gauge Mrs Clinton’s programme, start with the Clintonomics that her husband pursued in the mid-1990s. Broadly, it got the big things right by transforming a tax-and-spend party into one that took deficits seriously. Under Bill Clinton, the Democrats made peace with Wall Street and free trade, and agreed to ambitious welfare reform. Thanks to these sensible policies, and the fortuitous tailwind of higher productivity growth, the economy boomed and prosperity was shared."
While essentially true, it was Hillary who pushed her husband to the left at the beginning of his Presidency, with her dream of socialized medicine, and Hillary Care. This was a disastrous idea, and one which Americans nearly charged Clinton with the price of the Presidency. But as the Economist infers, Bill changed his position, moved smartly to the center, teamed up with Republicans, and became the free trade, welfare reform, deficit hawk, and yes this re-inflated the Reagan boom, which had been initially charged by tax reform/streamlining, and regulation reform.
Hillary is no Bill Clinton, to the contrary, Hillary is the opposite of Bill.
Hillary's plan will not take America in a positive direction, her foreign policies will further erode stability in the world. We will need to look elsewhere for answers.