“Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton jumped into the 2008 presidential race yesterday,” per N.Y. Times reporters Patrick Healy and Jeff Zeleny, “immediately squaring off against Senator Barack Obama and the rest of the Democratic field in what is effectively the party’s first primary, the competition for campaign donations.
‘I’m in,’ Mrs. Clinton said in an e-mail message to supporters early yesterday. ‘And I’m in to win.'” No, not correct. The late Daniel Patrick Moynihan‘s opinion of Clinton aside, she’s a smart egg and a fairly savvy operator, but she’s a polarizing figure, she’s carrying all kinds of ’90s baggage, the Bubbas and the rabid right despise her to no end, and if she gets the nomination she will lose.