Last February, I wrote a piece for AmSpec discussing how pleasant it was watching Barack Obama confound the Clintons in the primaries:
For conservatives, watching Barack Obama challenge Mrs. Clinton’s claim to the Democratic Presidential nomination provides no small amount of schadenfreude.
But I also warned that this should not blind conservatives to the fact that ”The One” would be harder to beat in the general election than Hillary:
Obama’s positions on most issues are wrapped in gauzy, soft-focus bromides which would make it hard to yoke him to the scary, big-government liberalism that most voters already associate with Clinton.
Sure enough, Obama’s gift for saying nothing with style has lulled a majority of the voters into giving him the Presidency.
I’m betting a lot of conservatives are feeling nostalgic for Hillary right about now.