Obama was as jittery as an aged Katharine Hepburn [bold mine-DL], and gave away the natural advantage of his tremendous intellect by failing to provide any specifics. He shied away from engaging frontrunner Clinton and appeared timid and uninformed. His candidacy can’t afford another appearance this bad. ~Kevin Hassett

On the other side, Mr. Hassett believes nuestro gubernador became the credible challenger for the nomination, which is what amateur election observers who have already picked Richardson as the winner, as I have, want to hear. 

Of course, Mr. Hassett works at AEI on economic policy and served as a McCain advisor in 2000, so it’s entirely possible that he understands very little about electoral politics.