In a recent Newsweek article, a Clinton adviser said that when Barack Obama makes it to the general election, Republicans will eat him like "snack food." (Not Huckabee, presumably.) The quote deliciously captures the battle-hardened nature of a Democratic team that's been through almost two decades of political fighting and has slight regard for the current opponent. (Clinton aides refer to Obama's "three years out of the state senate" so often they should just call him "3-years.")
The snack-food barb is also a sign that at the moment, Obama is taking Clinton's lunch. Allies must make dire threats about the future because the present isn't looking so good for their candidate. It's not that Hillary Clinton is losing. The top three candidates are in a statistical tie in Iowa and she leads nationally and in other states. But for a favored candidate who is supposed to be a great fighter, she isn't winning as many hand-to-hand rounds as legend would suggest.
Reminds me of what Churchill said of some French Generals who surrendered to the Nazis in 1940. The French Generals said "In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken... " Some chicken; some neck."-said Lord Churchill.
I have a feeling that Obama ain't gonna be that easy to digest for either HRC or the GOP'ers.