Clinton's Berlusconi-ism

A really original and insightful column by Chris Caldwell in the FT on the melodrama of Clinton's very public, and very scripted emotional "breakdown" before the NH primary:

The recent histrionics bring to mind the closing days of the Italian campaign of 2006, when Mr Berlusconi ruminated on his rapport with his nation’s telephone sex workers and stormed into a meeting of Confindustria to denounce the assembled businessmen for having “skeletons in their closet”. Mr Berlusconi’s 11th-hour antics brought him a political comeback as spectacular as Mrs Clinton’s on Tuesday. He narrowed a double-digit poll deficit to a few thousand votes and nearly won.

She'll try anything. A blogger dissents here.