David Brooks is one of the best (so is Jim Lehrer).
Which is why we stopped a Guitar Hero Party last night so that we could watch this.
Brooks's money quotes about how Clinton (McCain?) could deal with Obama:
So I would be a little more personal and say, "You've got Mr. Perfect over here. You know, he went to Harvard Law School, Columbia college, has a perfect career, perfect family, occasionally his loafers get soggy from walking on water. But, you know, I've lived an actual life. I've had some struggles like you. And I actually understand you a little better than this guy does...
Put the mask down. The second thing I'd try to do -- and this would be more difficult -- is make this ideological. Try to get from some center versus left. Say, "He's more liberal than I am. I admit it."
And I would particularly pick on some social issue or maybe fiscal discipline and try -- there has been no ideological definition between the two. I might try to establish something like that.
So that would be two quick things she could do, and she could go after his class. What's the point of being a Democrat if you can't play on social resentments?
I mean, the guy does every rally it seems at some college. He doesn't campaign outside of 50 yards of a provost's office. Maybe play on that a little. It's desperation, but I would do something like that."