Matt Stoller wonders:
It's interesting to consider how Clinton would have voted were she the nominee, and there's no way to know now. Why did she vote properly this time? She doesn't have a strong incentive to vote either way this time. She's going to be a very powerful Senator going forward with a substantial PAC and web operation regardless. I wonder why she did this. It's possible she voted this way to embarrass Obama, though it's more likely she just believes that this is a bad bill. Maybe it's heralding a new Clinton who is less cautious and more willing to fight for liberal principles.
Uh-huh. Stephen Spruiell counters:
Or maybe it's the same Clinton who still has her eye on the White House and wouldn't think twice about undermining her party's nominee if it helps her.