Hillary got a bad rap:
John Cole says
Here in Los Angeles, and reading the east-coast blogs that had already seen the Democratic debate on Saturday, one was led to expect some sort of bizarre outburst by a crazywoman. So, naturally the thing to do was watch the exchange at 9:35 PM. But there wasn't anything there, really. So why the fuss? Well, nobody really likes Hillary. The press, Andrew Sullivan, rival campaigns.
It's hard to believe that the "must see" YouTube clip will have any effect, short or long term.
The big story on the Democratic side seems to be the national rejection of the HIllary Clinton campaign. Just a week ago, Democrats seemed glumly resigned to a Clinton candidacy. Now the Democratic mood seems to be turning to a sense of relief as everyone calmly waits their turn to stick in their own knife at the primaries.
She seems done to me.
"glumly resigned to a Clinton candidacy" - is a good summary. It always appeared to me that Hillary Clinton was using her (and her husband's) old political capital to get the presidential nomination. One result was to affect that process, by marginalizing Dodd and Biden (not that they would prevail, but it could have resulted in a really substantive policy debate). As it turns out, Democrats ended up with a "charisma" candidate to break the establishment hammerlock.