After falling behind Barack Obama: Hillary Clinton’s campaign is being vilified by some of her supporters. They say she made the strategic mistake of believing that she was inevitable, allowing herself to be positioned, in effect, as an incumbent in an election about change. Says on Clinton superdelegate: “Bill screwed it up for her.” The Baltimore Sun

Never underestimate the Clintons: That’s what one of their early close associates reminded me the morning after I’d fallen for the prevailing notion that Hillary was about to lose New Hampshire. And I will never do so again. Las Vegas Review-Journal

Maybe we are the ones we’ve been waiting for: Or maybe we are not. Perhaps when Barack Obama uses that trippy line, he is just giving false Hopi, since the saying, which he picked up from Maria Shriver’s New Age-y L.A. endorsement speech, is credited to Hopi Indians. Maureen Dowd, New York Times

McCain’s risky strategy: His presidential hopes depend on a perception of “victory” in Iraq. If things turn worse by summer with fewer U.S. troops, will he still argue for more of the same? Joe Conason, Salon

He’s shaping as The Totally Coolest Candidate Ever: But can Obama become too hip for his own good? John Dickerson, Slate

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