With Barack Obama close to victory in the Democratic primary — depending on whose calculations one uses — maybe it’s time to take a trip in the Wayback Machine to March. Hillary Clinton tried warning the Democrats that nominating Obama for the ticket would open a critical experience gap between Democrats and Republicans, whose nominee could claim a lifetime of knowledge and action on national security:
Why take a look at this now? If Hillary really does concede in the next few days, she will almost certainly begin giving speeches making Barack Obama sound like Winston Churchill. Having this reminder of her assessment of Obama’s sum-total experience on foreign policy — he “gave a speech once” — will serve as a fine rebuttal to any claims of superiority for a man who hasn’t yet finished his first term in national office.