Susan Estrich’s latest op-ed gives a bunch of reasons — some more valid than others — why this ought to be a Democrat Year and the Democrat Presidential candidate ought to win in a landslide. But she’s concerned. Very concerned.

// t of major proportions. Maybe it just hasn’t showed up yet in the numbers. Maybe race is a bigger factor than people want to admit. Maybe people just need to be convinced on the experience front. But whatever it is, Democrats should take note. It should be a Democratic year, but that is no guarantee that it will be one.

Susie is worried. I believe she well ought to be. Her party chose a terrible Presidential candidate and now they’re trying to put no-smear lipstick on that pig.*

*This is not intended to smear Mr. Obama, whom we know is not a Muslim, but if he were, it would still not be intended as a smear or religious insult.