When the spirit is upon him, which is often, nobody can hold a candle to William Jefferson Clinton. This (along with the third-party candidacy of Ross Perot) is why he beat George H.W. Bush in ’92. But I have to be honest. My primary impression as I watched him speak about the great Elijah Cummings this morning was that he looks and sounds weak and frail — like a guy in his mid ’80s rather than his mid ’70s. He looks and sounds older than Joe Biden, and Biden was born four years earlier than Clinton. Think of the tough, steely bearing of Bernie Sanders — 78 and recovering from a heart attack, but seemingly a lot stronger and flintier than Clinton.