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Hillary gets it

HRC was paying attention when her husband became the most (only) successful Democratic president of the past half century. She was a good student, she took notes, and she has obviously learned Lesson Number One of the Clinton Secrets for Democratic Success: Never spook Wall Street:

Hillary Clinton made it apparent where she stood on outsourcing during her India visit, in an attempt perhaps to clear the Indian misgivings received during the Kerry campaign. "There is no way to legislate against reality. Outsourcing will continue," she told an audience of Indian big-wigs. She pointed out that there were 3 billion people who feel left behind and are trying to attack the modern world in the hope of turning the clock back on globalization. "It is not far-fetched to imagine ... if the Indian miracle would be the one of choice of those who feel left behind," said Hillary.

Elsewhere, Senator Clinton's continued tough talk on Syria shows how scrupulously she has avoided the mistakes her party made during the first two post-9/11 elections.

She is now so obviously running for president that it should be beyond debate. The difference is that now, for the first time, I'm beginning to believe she has a chance.