Over coffee and crumpets this morning, Dick Morris advanced a surprising explanation for Hillary Clinton's politics: she is a devout believer in Jesus. Miz RC is, on this account, a social democrat because she is a Christian Democrat, deeply persuaded that the mission of her faith is to use politics to achieve that mission. This would add her, on other accounts, to a growing list topped by George W. Bush and Tom Cruise. Morris insisted that when Hillary claimed she could not understand how Republicans were Christians, she was not just being subversive. She was dead serious. Completely without irony. Sincere.
Fourteen seconds later Morris affirmed that "Hillary's pragmatism is a facade" and "everyone wears makeup; she wears a mask." Certainly Dick Morris is no dispassionate oracle when it comes to anything Clinton-related. But I have never heard the Faith Based Hillary Theory mentioned aloud before, nor even repeated as rumor. Hmm.
Update: there's morre on Morris at Reason blog, where Dave Weigel agrees with me that Obama can become King of the Hill. And also reminds me that after Morris' litany of GOP lilliputian candidates, leaving out nary an obscure personage, I indicated that he'd left out Ron Paul. The atmosphere in the room -- or at least that side of the table -- became suddenly as if someone had let out a small, odorless, but obvious fart. For the same reasons I think Obama has legs (and knows how to use them), I bet Ron Paul -- or someone creepily like him -- has a much larger role available in this campaign than, say, oh, I don't know, Duncan Hunter. And yet. And yet.