Rich Lowry writes that Obama is “managing to paint himself into a corner where he can’t possibly win the nomination”:
It’s just idiotic for him to play this game where if his campaign puts out a sharp-tongued oppo document, it’s violating his pledge to uplift American politics (and the D-Punjab thing was playing off a Hillary joke about herself!). At this rate, he’s going to be the relentlessly positive (until it was too late) Bill Bradley getting bull-dozed by a cut-throat Al Gore in 2000, with Hillary, of course, in the role of Gore.
Meanwhile, “Hillary Clinton is inevitable”, Howard Kurtz notes. “So why is there such unease about her within the party?”