Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I might buy the theory advanced today by Harold Meyerson in The Washington Post -- that Hillary Clinton, by being the most lukewarm opponent of the war among major Democratic candidates, could be the Ed Muskie of the 2008 race, the frontrunner who self-destructs -- if not for the obvious difference: Nixon's boys schemed to drive Muskie out of the race and worked to set up a Nixon-McGovern race; this time around, it's clear that Hillary is the major Democratic candidate GOP operatives fear the least, rightly or wrongly. If they really did fear her, believe me, she'd be the one being denounced as bin Laden's helpmeet from half a world away by the Australian prime minister. (They're going to save that kind odf attack on Hillary until after she clinches the nomination, if she does.)

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