Early Nostalgia for the Great Primary of '08

Distinguished Observer alumnus Andrew Rice writes in on the debate:

You know, that Hillary closing really was genuinely remarkable. I can’t say I’m sure it was heartfelt-that whole “some people ask me how I get up in the morning” was a clear reference to the famous tearing up in NH-but I guess part of being a politician is putting emotion (or its appearance) behind carefully calibrated words. I was only half listening to the debate, and when she started going, I stopped and listened closely, because somehow I had that weird tingly sense you sometimes get when something is about to happen. I don’t know if one flash of terrific eloquence is enough to save her candidacy, but I am certain that if she’d showed this kind of political skill all along-and by “all along,” I mean since 2000, if not 1992-this whole thing would have gone a whole other direction. And every time something like that happens, I get this odd feeling of premature nostalgia, because you just know we’re never going to see another primary campaign like this in our lifetimes.
Early Nostalgia for the Great Primary of '08