If this primary season is showing the Democrats anything, it's that they're suffering an embarrassment of riches of sorts: Should they back a charismatic first-term senator from Illinois whose greatest claim to fame before winning the Iowa caucus was a barnburner of a speech that kicked off a soporific general-election campaign in '04? Or would they be better served by an overly scripted junior senator who'd have us believe that (presumably via osmosis) she has eight years of White House political experience? Or are the stars aligning for a one-term senator who has already lost one presidential campaign and whose populist message hits a sour note every time... More >>>