01/21/2008 10:30 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Hillary Clinton And John Edwards Gang Up On Barack Obama In The South Carolina Debate. Will Thousands Flock To His Support As A Result? Will He Cry?

My questions are rhetorical.

Hillary and John double-teamed Barack tonight much more obviously then Barack and John did with Hillary just before New Hampshire. I'm not sure anyone even noticed, let alone there being any mass sympathy reaction.

My point?

Simple. Hillary is as tough as nails. Believe me, she didn't bat an eye when John and Barack "ganged up" on her in New Hampshire. In the midst of one fracas tonight she actually reassured a slightly panicky Wolf Blitzer by saying "We're just getting warmed up" before returning to the fray.

So could all those Hillary supporters out there give her the respect that really is her due? Let's drop the whole idea that somehow the guys are picking on her. It's ludicrous, actually.