I'm hoping that I can use this post to make a point that doesn't seem to fundamentally clash with a previous one: while I still don't think Hillary Clinton is inevitable, I think it's fair to say she's out front and in the lead.
One measure of that front runner status is last night's debate on MSNBC, the usual horror show of Tim Russert's annoying questioning style, and the obsessive insistence on simplistic answers to complex questions. I can't even begin to discuss Chris Matthews.
Clinton is getting heat today for one of those "yes/no" situations: does she, or does she not support Eliot Spitzer's proposal to issue some sort of Driver's License that would be available to otherwise undocumented (or illegal) immigrants? Clinton's answer... well, see for yourself:
Let me say again, I have my issues with Clinton, and with her non-answer answers; but here she seems to be making good points. We wouldn't be here if there was comprehensive immigration reform, and the problem, which Chris Dodd admits exists but offers no solution for is that illegal immigrants drive, license or not. And by leaving them no licensing options we set up enormous risks: about insurance, about safety, and about making people whose lives are already quite tough that much harder.