We are witnessing a new tour-de-force in election strategy operating across the nation. It isn't based on raising a billion dollars but rather raising just enough money, less than $10 million so far, to generate excitement and get people motivated to speak out and work for a candidate who hasn't yet announced she is running.
Poor Hillary? I don't think so. I think she's perhaps a little surprised at which particular aspect of her life is now being attacked (if she had a cartoon thought bubble over her head right now, it might read: "This is all you got? Really?!?"), but I don't think she's surprised the attacks have started.
To the casual observer no two politicians could be more different than Hillary Clinton and Rick Santorum -- the career woman who calls herself a "government junkie" and the "true conservative" whose wife home-schools their seven children. But look a little closer, and you'll find some surprising similarities.