It's hard being Hillary Clinton.
No, we're not talking about having to deal with Bubba's wandering eye. We all know that the sexual/emotional component of the Clinton marriage died a long, long time ago. No, the hard thing about being Hillary Clinton is that you have a reputation to live up to.
I want to ask you a question. Think long and hard before you answer:
Can you conceive of even the possibility of Hillary Clinton losing?
Despite what I said the other day about her not getting the nomination (and intellectually I still believe this), at an emotional level I can't imagine what a Clinton defeat would look like. Bubba won so regularly, so consistently, and with such ease that it's hard to picture a Clinton defeat. Yes, he lost a governor's race a long time ago, but that's outside the national memory.
I don't know. This may not make much sense. Still, I just can't picture what a Hillary Clinton defeat will look like. That is both her strength and her weakness: she only gets one shot. After she loses, the mystique is broken and can't be re-created.