The Game Plan

Much of HIllary Clinton’s game plan for a comeback makes sense, and it’s worth recalling that the Iowa → New Hampshire → victory chain that John Kerry put together in 2004 was anomalous. Point six, though, I don’t get:

6. Run against the idea of John McCain as the Republican nominee; in other words, who’s better to face McCain: Clinton or Obama?

Um . . . Obama as best I can tell. There are no sure things in this world, but the main things that come to mind about John McCain’s electoral strengths are his appeal to independents vaguely disgruntled with politics-as-usual and his appeal to the press, both things that Obama seems much better suited to counter. He’s a formidable opponent either way, but this certainly isn’t a consideration that cuts clearly in Clinton’s favor.