James Taranto (who has been making strange–for him–oddly unsubsantiated anti-blog mutterings of late) has a particularly good post today about Hillary Clinton. James sees Hillary as the overall frontrunner for ’08 at this early point, pointing to both her grown-up foreign policy views and the irrational Republican hatred of her as assets. I agree with Taranto. In the foreign policy area at least, Hillary (like her husband) seems oddly closer to Bush than she does to the mindless Dean-Kerry-Kennedy crowd. More to come, obviously.