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July 16th, 2014
05:30 PM ET

Roundtable: Will running to the left of Clinton work?

(CNN) – Barack Obama beat Hillary Clinton in 2008 by running to her left, and it seems several rumored 2016 hopefuls – Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Martin O'Malley, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren – seem to think that's still a viable route.

Speaking about the immigration crisis, Clinton told CNN last month: "They should be sent back as soon as it can be determined who responsible adults in their families are, because there are concerns whether all of them should be sent back. But I think all of them who can be should be reunited with their families."

But Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley disagrees with that strategy. The democratic governor slammed White House plans to return thousands of undocumented children to Central America.

"We do not return refugee kids who find themselves on our doorstep back to war-torn, or famine-racked places where they face certain death. I think we have to act like Americans," O'Malley told CNN.

There is definitely room on the President's left, and Clinton's left on this issue. Does O'Malley sense an opening?

CNN political commentator and Republican strategist Ana Navaddo, and CNN "Crossfire" co-host and Democratic strategist Van Jones discuss.

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