I never would have believed the Hillary bandwagon would gain so much momentum. I'm not really sure where the support is coming from either. Name recognition? As a politician she's no Bill Clinton. That is, I think she's pretty mediocre and not all that inspiring. Now, I'm not full of the irrational hatred for Senator Clinton that much of the right wing displays but I think there are better candidates for president.
Obama indicated that he did not believe a sufficient number of Republican Senators would break with the White House to prevent the nuclear option being either used or a sufficiently viable threat to allow the President to put on the [Supreme] court whomever he wanted. He went further to say that while various parliamentary maneuvers could slow down the appointment of ultra conservatives onto the bench, ultimately the way for Democrats to influence the courts is to win elections.
That lead naturally to a discussion about '08, and Obama was asked who he thought the likely candidate of the Democrats would be. He indicated that one would have to make Hillary Clinton the odds on favorite, but he went further in saying that he thought what the Democratic Party needed to do was to "stop looking for a Mesiah" and to focus our energies on creating thoughtful positions and compelling messages on the critical issues of our time which he defined as education, globalization, and national security.
If Clinton does run (and especially if she is nominated) it will be fun to watch the wingnuts go into complete conniptions over it during the general election campaign. It might be just enough to finally send a few over the edge (those that aren't already there, that is).