He's doing much better than expected, and you can see why. He really does represent the GOP that Bush and Rove have helped create: based on fundamentalist religion and dedicated to massive government spending on the needy as a sign of one's own virtue. He's also congenial in the same way Bush is. He's the obvious successor. And if the Christianists wants a candidate who represents their views and doesn't frighten the horses, they could do a lot worse.
Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of this month's Atlantic cover story, sit down with Hanna Rosin to discuss the power of confidence and how self doubt holds women back.