Up on our main site, Andrew Cline has a great report from Hillary Clinton's first house party in New Hampshire, in which she is clearly running on her husband's record in the White House as if it were her own.
This point was further hammered home in an article in today's Washington Post:
It's a message she believes is striking fear in Republicans. "I'm the one person they are most afraid of," she said during a stop in
. "Bill and I have beaten them before, and we will again." Nashua
I think this strategy is risky. One of the cases against a Hillary Clinton presidency is that it extends this Bush-Clinton-Bush dynasty another four, possibly 8, years. If she goes out of her way to mention Bill at every campaign event, it just reinforces this reality. I also think it helps Barack Obama make the case that he's the choice of the next generation, that he's the person to choose if you want a "new kind of politics," if you want to move beyond the divisiveness of the last 20 years.
Robert Novak, meanwhile, writes about the Democratic pushback against the coronation of Hillary, especially among Hollywood elites.