Excerpt:Â The Democratic primary contest has degenerated from a perceived battle between the party's highest-ranked super-heavyweights to a fight for survival between two badly damaged club fighters. In its early phases the campaign featured only "Hillary, the Entitled." Her inevitability had been decreed by party powers still operating under the deluded assumption that the Clinton years inspired mostly positive images, especially those of economic prosperity.
Sure, there was Bill's baggage, but the country had rejected the Republicans' attitude toward it when it punished them in the 1998 congressional elections, right? The mainstream media instantly dubbed it a "referendum on impeachment," though an equally reasonable interpretation was that the losses were in line with historical midterm election trends.