Monday, March 3, 2008


"It is pretty pathetic," Clinton deadpans to Stewart's "why-are-you-talking-to-me-on-the-eve-of-the-most-important-night-of-your-life" line. That is great!

But now Hillary seems to be trying too hard. I am so sick of that "I'm feeling really good" line.

SIDEBAR: Did you know that the campaigns spend a lot of time and effort putting together the groups that are seen behind the candidate and behind the podium at any political event? There's an art and a science to it. You have to "look" the part they want, or ... you're stuck in front of the podium. This group was obviously chosen to reflect age first (it's a young crowd) and racial diversity second.

The idea that experience and hope are mutually exclusive in Washington: This is a surprisingly good question from Stewart. Hillary has a real chance here; let's see if she takes it ... hmm, that was a bit of a disappointment. Why doesn't she take these questions on more directly?

She gets a C+ so far. I have to give Stewart props, as much as I hate to do so, because that question was one of the few useful, unique questions to be posed to Hillary all primary season.