Just as I’ve taken issue with some of the liberal attacks against Sarah Palin, I challenge conservatives to acknowledge that Hillary is exactly the kind of woman – accomplished, intelligent, successful and self-made – that we should encourage our daughters to look up to.

Since becoming secretary of state, she’s stayed out of the political weeds, doing serious work with diligence while most other cabinet members – Janet Napolitano, Eric Holder, Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius – have been tarnished by their involvement in unpopular and controversial political fights over health care and the economic stimulus package…

To be clear, I’ll most likely vote Republican in 2012. But Obama’s lackluster performance has suddenly made Clinton an attractive option for frustrated Democrats and independents. Add to that group of disaffecteds Clinton’s famously rabid supporters, and we might start seeing Clinton 2012 bumper stickers soon. And just imagine if she runs as an independent.