Rove and Hillary

A reader has a paranoid theory:

I'm sorry, but the recently choreographed burst of GOP high-strategist handwringing over the possibility of a Hillary run feels purely Rovian to me, fresh from a think tank. How did we get from "A Hillary candidacy is the one thing that could galvanize the Base and save Republican prospects for the White House," to "Fear Hillary" so quickly?

And whence cometh the seemingly responsive timing to the recent and building nationwide coming out party for Obama? This is Rove-a-Dope redux. They are hoping ardently to have Hillary Clinton on the Dem lead horse. Let the 'Base' be regalvanized ...