The political world now reacts to the long-awaited reaction by Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonOvernight Cybersecurity: DNC hacker Guccifer 2.0 speaks out The Trail 2016: Meet and greet and grief Overnight Finance: Obama signs Puerto Rico bill | Trump steps up attacks on trade | Dodd-Frank backers cheer 'too big to fail' decision | New pressure to fill Ex-Im board MORE to a national crisis that caught fire in a city in the heart of our country — two weeks ago. Clinton's decision to comment on the killing of an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, by a policeman in Ferguson, Mo., and the subsequent police crackdown on protesters came too late. Sometime during the course of three autopsies and hundreds of arrests, Clinton could have taken to Twitter to share her thoughts about this tragedy and the incredible pain it provoked. She might not have known how to say it all in 140 characters or less, but it would have been a way to draw attention and comment on the dialogue and debate the nation has been undertaking about race relations and the way young black men are treated by police.
Clinton may not be running for president after all, and if so, she shouldn't feel pressure to comment on anything. But if she is a presidential candidate, she shouldn't assume it's all going to be a walk and that she doesn't need to up her outdated game.
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