HILLARY HOME RUN. It’s a convenient knock against Hillary Clinton that she’s cold or impersonal, the classic calculating woman. The favorite dig of Rush Limbaugh and other nags like him is that Hillary reminds men of “their first wife.” (I wonder whom Limbaugh uses as a referent point for the rest of the platoon of his former wives; this is a guy who, on a personal level, can’t make a single person happy, including his drug-addled self.)

But if you saw Hillary’s performance on Letterman last night—even realizing that doing a top-10 allows for plenty of advance planning and practice—she was pretty damn good and very endearing. Let Karl Rove and Co. continue to convince themselves that she’s some sort of fatally flawed candidate. That would be a fatal flaw on their part, not hers.

--Tom Schaller