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Hillary Clinton is now the cool one

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It's weird to think that back in 2008, "out with the old" meant the young, positive Barack Obama would oust vintage teapot Hillary Clinton as the Democrat favorite. Today, "out with the old" means "back to the old."

[...] Obama’s post-partisan vision has given way to a tough dogfight of a general election in which he’s running against the intransigent Republican party’s “thinly veiled social Darwinism.” And Clinton’s popularity — including with Republicans — has never been higher, prompting yet another boomlet of interest in a 2016 presidential run...

“Some people’s views on her may be reflective of the fact people had higher hopes for Obama,” Republican strategist Liz Mair said, “and its sort of evened out so she looks better by comparison.”

At least Obama knows he's not as cool as he used to be. “Some of you have rolled up those ‘Hope’ posters and they’re in a closet somewhere," he said to supporters back in March.

This is like watching platform flip flops come back in style.

[Talking Points Memo]

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