'Wary of Hillary' Democrats Speak Up ...at least according to this Politico article By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff Posted May 26, 2014 3:45 PM CDT 154 comments Comments This May 14, 2014 file photo shows former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) (Newser) – The "Does Hillary Clinton have brain damage?" kerfuffle seems to have faded. Next up: A few—but not many—Democrats fear she'll suffer politically for being considered a shoo-in candidate, Politico reports under the headline "The 'Wary of Hillary' Democrats." Among the concerns: The average voter may be put off by her "inevitability" (Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick), or her status will enable her to abandon the party's progressive wing in a push for the center (unnamed party operatives). Others nervously recall her "inevitable" status in 2008, and we all know how that worked out. Meanwhile, from the around the Web: "That doesn’t exactly sound like a tidal wave of opposition—or even wariness," writes Paul Waldman in the Washington Post. "But in the months to come, we’re going to see a lot of articles like this one. ... because political news needs conflict." "Hillary Clinton is in a pickle," writes Jonah Goldberg in the Baltimore Sun. "She's a shoo-in for her party's presidential nomination because of Barack Obama's failures. But those failures might keep her from getting the job." The press "recycles talking points concerning her hypothetical campaign while casting about desperately for something new," writes Ken Auletta at the New Yorker. "...Meanwhile, Clinton’s old nemesis the 'vast right-wing conspiracy' has begun declaring her not only politically but also clinically moribund." Hillary hasn't, ahem, declared her candidacy yet—but she has agreed to promote her new book, Hard Choices, in a World News special with Diane Sawyer on June 9. Could that be the big day? "Let the breath-holding begin," writes Nikki Gloudeman at The Moderate Voice.