With the announcement of last week's fundraising numbers the coronation of Hillary Clinton as the democratic nominee seems complete - despite the first primary still being over 3 months away. Or so seems to be the general consensus in the media and among the Democratic Party. I don't buy it yet, though I think one of her rivals needs to take her head on the way the Republicans will surely do in the general. We're going to hear about what's been going in Bill Clinton's pants by November of '08, better to do it now when we still have a choice. In the world of primary's whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
As The Economist points out in their cover story on Clinton, "No process is better at revealing flaws than American presidential elections." Don't believe them? Check out the picture they chose for the cover: