Tim Stanley: Reinvention of Hillary to shake up US politics
Hillary Clinton's career is one of history's finest examples of turning a loss into a win. In 2008, she was beaten in her attempt to become America's first woman president, in a campaign that seemed to drain every last ounce of integrity from the Clinton brand. She ran from the Left, ran from the Right, spent roughly $212m (€172m), and even tried to pass herself off as a "drinking man's Democrat" by knocking back shots in an Indiana bar.
It seemed that Mrs Clinton's career was over. But today, as US secretary of state, she has re-invented herself as the captain of the one area of policy in which the administration is popular with the voters: foreign affairs.
A new cult of Hillary has emerged around a hard-headed yet compassionate stateswoman who has restored reason and credibility to America's global mission. We're living as much in the Age of Clinton as we are the Age of Obama.