The same basic despair expressed by my recent “Hillary Should Have Won” riff was concurrently written and reported about by The Daily Beast‘s Leslie Bennetts. “During the last few days, the whispers have swelled to an angry chorus of frustration about [President] Obama’s perceived weaknesses,” she wrote. “Many Democrats are furious and heartbroken at how ineffectual he seemed in dealing with Republican opponents over the debt ceiling, and liberals are particularly incensed by what they see as his capitulation to conservatives on fundamental liberal principles.”