He is largely where he has always been, as he points out. He's a very pragmatic liberal and committed Christian. Given all he's written and said these past few years, nothing in the last month or so is out of place, it seems to me. But I'm not sure the criticism from the left and right - eerily similar to the criticism of Clinton from both sides in the 1990s - is bad for him. It's probably great for him. He has many of Clinton's virtues - immense intelligence, political ruthlessness - and none of Clinton's vices - a lack of core values, indiscipline, a bad marriage of convenience.

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