I don't think an easy win for Hillary is automatically a good thing, even for her. But I also don't think it is that likely. If you look at the history of presidential politics in the modern era, the last half-century-plus, the strongly favored frontrunner almost never cruises easily to victory.
The volume of progressive moping lately has been staggering -- otherwise sane progressives vowing to not vote in 2012 or to somehow conjure up a viable primary challenger is a great way to elect Awful Republican President X.
Whether it's their violent outlook, their views on women and gays, their hostility to knowledge and science, or their fear of pop culture, modern conservatives and jihadists are essentially cut from the same controlling, ideological cloth.
Usually, journalists accept polls without pausing to think about whether they reflect reality or not. Last week, the media world was treated to an incredibly rare event: a journalist met a poll he didn't like.
How can voters enthusiastically support an Arizona law aimed at expelling undocumented immigrants and even more enthusiastically support immigration reform that puts undocumented immigrants on a path to citizenship?