From the bottom of my heart I want to express my most sincere thanks to Mitt Romney and his brilliant campaign strategists for using Hillary Clinton in their new ad attacking President Obama. It is no secret that I have suggested, and written in recent columns, that Obama should run with Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE as vice president. The shrewdies of the Romney campaign have now made this prospect just a little more likely. Hillary Clinton has higher favorable ratings than Mitt Romney and Republicans in Congress combined, so:

Any abusive misuse of Hillary's name only helps Obama. If he does run with Hillary as VP, Obama wins a big landslide. And many current House Republicans would be seeking K Street jobs in 2013, as they scramble for invitations to the triumphant swearing-in of the next Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and the continuing majority leader of the Senate, Harry ReidHarry ReidChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies Republicans are headed for a disappointing end to their year in power Obama's HHS secretary could testify in Menendez trial MORE, when the new Congress convenes.

Thank you, Mitt. You were always a little too clever for your own good.