Londonistan author Melanie Phillips isn’t as a rule a funny writer, but the misfortunes of Hillary Clinton seem to have brought out an unknown side of the solemn Brit scribe:

“In the Telegraph, Toby Harnden tells us that women are deserting Hillary in droves and are swooning over Obama instead. Poor old Hillary has made a major miscalculation. She assumed that because she was a woman – and a feminist to boot – she could take the women’s vote for granted. Stuck in the seventies mindset, she failed to realise that today men are the new women.”

The video of Senator Clinton choking up is fascinating-when Edmund Muskie supposedly shed tears in New Hampshire, he was irreparably damaged. But in Senator Clinton’s case it was, as they say, humanizing. Hearts of stone elsewhere don’t agree. (This site also has the video.)