Vanity Fair's James Wolcott:
I've never bought the national polls showing Obama would be a stronger adversary for McCain than Clinton--I think those polls are as squeaky as the ones that showed Giuliani as the frontrunner all those months. I think Obama would probably beat McCain, but I know Hillary would because the Clintons have been through the thresher before and reflexively know how to judo flip Republican tactics and media attacks, not simply be reactive after taking a shot to the chin the way Gore and Kerry too often did. For better or worse for our democracy, the Clintons "get" the gestalt, know how to read a blitz.
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto