John Heilemann thinks Hillary Clinton won by losing:
What strikes me as inarguable is that Hillary is today a more resonant, consequential, and potent figure than she has ever been before. No longer merely a political persona, she has been elevated to a rarefied plane in our cultural consciousness. With her back against the wall, she both found her groove and let loose her raging id, turning herself into a character at once awful and wonderful, confounding and inspiringthus enlarging herself to the point where she became iconic. She is bigger now than any woman in the country. Certainly, she is bigger than her husband. And although in the end she may wind up being dwarfed by Obama, for the moment she is something he is not: fully, poignantly human.
Inarguable? Please. She did her usual victim act once she lost an essentially unlosable race. This hyping of a failed, principle-free, uninspired and uninspiring machine politician is really, really tired. She's over, ok? Can't we simply rejoice that she is no longer someone we even have to think about?