Why the Town Halls? It's All Mac Is Good at

And why it's been so difficult for Clinton to feel defeated
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 5, 2008 2:45 PM CDT
In this July 19, 2006, file photo Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks with Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File )
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(Newser) – The shocking disparity between John McCain and Barack Obama’s performances on Tuesday night—Barack soared while John looked awful—is a perfect reminder of why the Republican is calling for a summer of town hall meetings, Gail Collins writes in the New York Times: it’s the only format Mac is any good at.

Collins also looks back, and doesn’t sweat the long primary season: it smoked out and dispensed with Jeremiah Wright, and that’s no small favor. And why was it that Clinton, the dinner guest who overstayed her welcome, took so long to realize that she’d lost? “Every time she started to adjust, she won another big primary.”