When John Edwards was having a hard time gaining traction in the presidential race last August, his wife lamented: "We can't make John black, we can't make him a woman."
Now that it's Hillary Clinton's time to struggle, her husband is offering a similar tale of gender-based woe.
At a campaign appearance in New Hampshire last night, Bill Clinton complained that his wife can't reinvent herself at this late date. "We can't be a new story," he said. "I'm sorry. There's nothing we can do. I can't make her younger, taller, male."
But, Clinton said, "if you want a president, and you need one," Hillary would be "by far the best."