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Jules Witcover

Hillary Clinton's good luck

Hillary Clinton's good luck

With tempers flaring in the fight for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton can rejoice as her own campaign glides along in relative tranquility.

In terms of her wide lead in national polls and the lack of bitterness compared to the hostility among the GOP contenders, the former first lady and secretary of state continues to enjoy a cakewalk against a self-declared socialist trying to fashion a political revolution in a liberal-to-moderateDemocratic Party.

Ms. Clinton's prime opponent, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, trails her in the run-up to the Iowa precinct caucuses by 9 percent (48 to 39) in the latest Des Moines Register poll....

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