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Dylan Matthews thinks not:

If the Obama administration cared half as much about winning media cycles as the Clinton campaign did, it would have abandoned health-care reform as soon as opponents started showing up at town hall meetings during the August recess in 2009, if not sooner. Maybe Clinton would have shown more perseverance once in office than she did as a candidate, but if her campaign was any indication, she likely would not have had the stomach for any major legislative push, be it health-care reform, cap and trade, or anything else.

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