I really can't understand why anyone would think that Barbara Ehrenreich or Maureen Dowd would be "likely to automatically adhere to Hillary" Clinton's campaign for President. Ehrenreich is a social democrat ("democratic socialist" in US terms), while Senator Clinton is a leader in the right-of-center Democratic Leadership Council. And Ms. Dowd spent the '90s savaging the Clintons every bit as viciously as she has excoriated President Bush. Yes, one or both of them might follow the craven path of voting for the lesser of two evils, but I can't see either one of them shouting from the rooftops while doing so. Besides not fitting their personalities, it would go against the roles they have forged for themselves in the body politic.