Hillary Clinton's foreign policy paradox

To the extent that Clinton touts her vast experience as Obama’s Secretary of State, it becomes more difficult to separate herself from the administration’s foreign policy.

But the more she tries to argue that she recommended a different policy approach than the one that was actually pursued, the more she comes across looking like a figurehead who had no real influence within the administration — thus undermining her “experience” argument.

This tension isn’t likely to matter for her immediately, but over the course of a long campaign, it could become problematic.