Hillary Loses

After a series of near flawless performances, Clinton showed her vulnerabilities tonight. Not only did she come across as angry, shrill, secretive (on the National Archives question), and incumbent-like in a change election cycle, but was completely afraid to stake out a clear position on anything. First on the AMT, then on drivers’ lisences for illegal immigrants. She said Gov. Spitzer’s plan “makes sense,” but wouldn’t officially endorse it–even though she is a Senator from the state. The problem for her rivals, however, is that while Hillary may have lost, none of them stood out as a clear winner. And as John pointed out, Edwards and Obama split the anti-Hillary vote.