It’s the unofficial end of summer, the end of Campaign 2008’s very early beginning and the end of the no-fly zone over the frontrunner, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Her two main rivals for the nomination, former Sen. John Edwards and Sen. Barack Obama, have now run out of time to play nice and have repositioned their candidacies to take aim at Clinton as yesterday’s entrenched, narrow-minded, corporation-and-lobbyist-hugging establishment pol. And if they needed any help, others including Karl Rove and Mitt Romney have decided to step in and pour it on as well.
Clinton has remained above the fray, and she can. She leads in all polls, significant and insignificant. She has the best operation, the most seasoned experts, and arguably the most experience. Above all she is the most disciplined candidate anywhere. And she has Bill Clinton, the strategist every politician, including Republicans, wish they had on board.