Fascinating comments from Jonathan Freedland in the Guardian today, about Obama and Clinton:

“Fate has played a cruel trick against Barack Obama. It has made him the most exciting newcomer in US politics for a very long time – then pitted him against the man who held that title first.”

I still worry that Clinton might inspire the old guard of the Democratic party but fail to repeat that trick with the voters beyond, whereas Obama appears to have the opposite problem. Who would the Republicans rather run against?